Youngster has made just three Premier League starts all campaign.
La Liga outfits Atletico de Madrid and Malaga have now emerged as the latest clubs keen to take out-of-favour Chelsea midfield player Kevin De Bruyne on loan in this month’s winter transfer window, according to reports in the Daily Star.
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The young Belgium international was brought back to the west London club by returning Blues head coach Jose Mourinho at the end of the previous campaign, with the self-styled Special One planning on utilising De Bruyne as part of his midfield options at Stamford Bridge this season.
However, despite the 22-year-old being selected to start the Blues’ opening Premier League fixtures of the new campaign, De Bruyne has since fallen out of favour with the Portuguese and with this season ending as it does with the Fifa World Cup finals in Brazil, the player is believed to be desperate to quit the west Londoners in search of regular first-team football in order to safeguard his place in the Belgium starting lineup at next summer’s global show-piece event.
And now it appears as though both Atleti and Malaga are interested in offering De Bruyne an escape route out of the capital in the January transfer window.