Leverkusen chief believes Belgian will stay at Stamford Bridge.
Bayer Leverkusen general manager Michael Reschke has claimed that Kevin De Bruyne will stay with Chelsea next season after saying that he is a part of Jose Mourinho’s plans, Sky Sports reports.
The young Belgian international joined Chelsea from Genk in his homeland in January 2012, and though he has yet to make a first team appearance for the Blues he is highly sought after following a successful loan spell with Bundesliga side Werder Bremen.
Leverkusen had been tipped to make a move for De Bruyne by insisting that he be included as part of the deal that would see Andre Schurrle move in the opposite direction but the move had hit the skids in recent weeks after Borussia Dortmund had expressed an interest, which was widely reported to be a mutual feeling from the player.
However, it now appears that the talented 21-year-old could be set to stay at Stamford Bridge, according to Leverkusen chief Michael Reschke, who claims that after a meeting with ‘the special one’ De Bruyne is all geared up for a new life in the Premier League.
“At a meeting on Wednesday in Leipzig, Chelsea and Jose Mourinho made it clear that Kevin returns to Chelsea,” he told German newspaper Bild.
“It was not possible to connect it with the Andre Schurrle transfer.”