Chelsea Misfit Linked With Werder Bremen Escape Route

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Blues youngster could make Bundesliga return.

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Werder Bremen’s general manager Thomas Eichin has expressed an interest in re-signing Chelsea youngster Kevin De Bruyne, according to Sky Sports.

The talented Belgian international enjoyed a highly successful loan spell with the German club last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 10 assists in the Bundesliga and attracting attention from the likes of Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund.

It was thought that De Bruyne might be allowed to leave Chelsea in the summer due to the vast numbers of players competing for his position at Stamford Bridge, though the 22-year-old was kept around by manager Jose Mourinho.

However, after featuring in a few games at the start of the season, Mourinho has now dropped De Bruyne to the club’s Under-21 side, prompting rumours again that he could be set for a January exit from the west London side.

Werder Bremen would now be keen to look into signing De Bruyne again, after enjoying his fine work with the team last season, with Eichin suggesting his side would be ready in waiting to pounce on any uncertainty over the player’s situation with the Blues.

“Should Kevin be unhappy, we are an eager first contact,” he said.

“I am in contact with his agent and am informed about Kevin’s situation at Chelsea.

“I know Kevin, if he doesn’t play it is certainly a big problem for him. Let’s wait and see what happens in the winter. We will be ready, if there is a possibility, to get him.”

De Bruyne is not the only player to find life difficult under new manager Mourinho, with Juan Mata also considering his future after a bit-part role so far this season.

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