Borussia Dortmund Agree Deal to Sign £12.7m Chelsea Youngster as Mario Gotze Replacement

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Bundesliga side agree personal terms with Stamford Bridge midfielder.

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German source Bild claim that Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have agreed personal terms with Chelsea youngster Kevin de Bruyne as Jurgen Klopp looks to find an adequate replacement for Bayern Munich bound Mario Gotze.

As yet the two clubs haven’t reached an agreement on a price for the impressive Belgian though Chelsea are said to be demanding €15m (£12.7m) for the 21 year old attacking midfielder, who is yet to play a senior match for the West London side.

De Bruyne was signed by Chelsea from Racing Genk in a £7m deal in January 2012 and was then immediately loaned back to the Belgian side for the remainder of last season. After a pre-season tour with the Blues De Bruyne was sent out on a season long loan deal with Werder Bremen where he has impressed many.

Kevin De Bruyne has scored eight goals and is one of the Bundesliga’s top assist makers and is clearly a player with a great deal of potential. However with a number of world-class talents ahead of him in the Chelsea pecking order it probably makes sense to seek a move elsewhere, a move that Chelsea seem more than happy to see come to fruition.

Chelsea had reportedly hoped to use De Bruyne as bargaining chip in their ongoing pursuit of Bayer Leverkusen attacker Andre Schurrle but it emerged that the player was more interested in joining Borussia Dortmund.

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