Germans no longer want Belgian ace.
Bayer Leverkusen’s sporting director Rudi Voller has denied claims that the club are interested in bringing Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne on board during the January transfer window, Sky Sports reports.
The 22-year-old caught the attention of a number of clubs last season when on loan with fellow Bundesliga side Werder Bremen, prompting speculation that Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund were leading the charge to take him away from Stamford Bridge over the summer.
However, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho decided keep hold of him with every intention of establishing him within the first team, and Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp later admitted to dropping his interest.
And despite their initial interest, Leverkusen have dropped their own interest in the player after Voller confessed that they would have little use for him as they are already well stocked for midfielders and attackers.
“We have had an interest in Kevin de Bruyne, of course, he told BILD. “He is an excellent player.
“But at this point in time, we do not have an interest in his services. We have a strong squad and already have enough quality players in de Bruyne’s position.”
De Bruyne has made just two Premier League appearances this season as well as an appearance in Chelsea’s Capital One Cup clash with Swindon Town, but has yet to establish himself as a regular for the Blues, with a great deal of high quality competition for a spot in the team’s attacking midfield.