Midfielder axed unexpectedly from squad.
Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne is facing an uncertain future at the club after being dropped from the side to travel to Steaua Bucharest for their Champions League clash on Tuesday, the Daily Mail reports.
The young Belgian international was also missing from the match day squad to face Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday and has been told that he will be training with the under-21 side for next three days.
Jose Mourinho was unimpressed with his performance in the Capital One Cup at Swindon last week and voiced his concerns on Friday before leaving him out of the derby against Spurs.
The 22-year-old is reportedly unhappy with his treatment after rejecting opportunities to return to Germany this season in order to stay at Stamford Bridge and fight for his place.
Werder Bremen wanted him back following a successful spell there last term, and Borussia Dortmund wanted to sign him permanently but Mourinho convinced him he would play a part in the Chelsea first-team this season.
De Bruyne had made a good account of himself during pre season and had featured in the side’s opening day victory over Hull, but he has since found himself exiled from the starting XI since.
He is thought to be concerned over his place within the Belgian national set up and will ask for a loan move in January should the situation not resolve itself before then.