Mourinho wanted to bring Lewandowski to Stamford Bridge.
Jose Mourinho refused to allow Kevin de Bruyne to join Borussia Dortmund in January because the Bundesliga club wouldn’t sell Chelsea Robert Lewandowski, reports German daily Bild.
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De Bruyne joined Wolfsburg in the transfer window after becoming disillusioned with his lack of playing time at Stamford Bridge.
The winger, 22, has made a decent start to life at his new club, bagging two goals in six appearances, but admitted Mourinho blocked a move to Dortmund.
“Mourinho said no,” De Bruyne confirmed.
Bild believes the Blues boss refused to sell to Dortmund because he was furious with BVB’s ceo Hans-Joachim Watzke for refusing to sell Lewandowski to Chelsea in January.
The Poland striker agreed to join Bayern Munich on a free transfer in the summer, despite reported interest from Stamford Bridge.
De Bruyne was philosophical about his former manager’s decision, however.
“This is professional football, where there is a lot of money involved. So sometimes strange decisions are made.”