Belgium has only been a bit-part player in the capital so far this campaign.
La Liga giants Atletico de Madrid are interested in signing out-of-favour Chelsea wide man Kevin De Bruyne when the winter transfer window opens again for business in the new year, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The exciting Belgium international returned to Stamford Bridge last summer following a loan spell with Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen under the promise of regular first-team action with the west London club by Blues head coach Jose Mourinho.
However, despite the self-styled ‘Special One’s’ claims, De Bruyne has barely been seen at the Bridge of late after being selected to start on the right wing in several of the Uefa Europa League winners’ early-season encounters.
But in total so far, the 22-year-old has appeared in just six matches in all competitions, three of which have come in the Premier League, and with this current campaign ending as it does with the Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, De Bruyne is said to be keen to quit Chelsea at the turn of the year in the search of regular game time in 2014.
And one possible destination for the midfielder is the Spanish capital after Diego Simeone’s high-flying Spanish outfit expressed an interest in luring the player to the Vincente Calderon in January.