Germans want talented Belgian in January.
A senior member of the back room staff at Bundesliga side Wolfsburg has confirmed that the club will be making a bid for outcasted Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne in the new year, according to Sports Direct News.
The 22-year-old has been largely tipped to make a loan move away from the club in order to keep a hold of his place in the Belgium squad ahead of next year’s World Cup in Brazil.
De Bruyne has featured in just three Premier League games for the Blues so far this term under returning boss Jose Mourinho, despite featuring regularly in the club’s pre season programme.
Speaking to German publication Allgemeine Zeitung, Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs said: “If Chelsea want to to a deal then it has to be a loan with an option to buy.”
Allofs was instrumental in bringing De Bruyne in on loan at Werder Bremen last season, having forked for the club for over 10 years.
The Belgian international scored 10 goals in 33 appearances for Bremen last term and left an indelible mark on not only the club, but the entire division too.
However, Atletico Madrid, who already have Chelsea and Belgium goalkeeper Thibault Courtois on their books, are also reportedly interested in signing De Bruyne on a temporary deal.