Wolfsburg hope to land Belgian star
Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs has admitted that he would love to be able to bring Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne to the club if the opportunity presented itself, Sky Sports reports.
The 22-year-old had been expected to play a major role in the club’s campaign this season after featuring consistently for the Blues in pre-season, but fresh doubts have been cast over his involvement having been unceremoniously dropped from the first team set up by Jose Mourinho.
The Blues boss insists the Belgian starlet remains part of his plans heading forward, but interest from afar has been sparked.
Borussia Dortmund were widely tipped with making a move, but coach Jurgen Klopp was quick to distance himself from the rumours, but Werder Bremen, who housed the player on loan last season, are known to be interested in bringing him back.
But they will face stiff competition from their Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg now as they are believed to be monitoring the Belgian international’s situation closely and are prepared to join the hunt for his signature during the January transfer window.
Allofs told Sky Deutschland: “We as a club have given our signal of interest in the services of Kevin De Bruyne. This was done over the summer when it became obvious that he would be returning to Chelsea.
“Kevin De Bruyne is no first team regular at this point in time. We will definitely consider what is going on with him.”