Kevin De Bruyne has asked for a permanent move to the Chelsea management. One of the better performing player of the Belgium’s World Cup qualification matches and a player tipped for big things ahead, it is increasingly looking certain now that Kevin De Bruyne is keen to force his way out of Chelsea, in order to gain more playing opportunities.
Belgium newspapers Nieuwsblad have reported today that Kevin De Bruyne is keen to leave the London side and will ask Jose Mourinho to leave the Premier League side permanently in winter transfer window.
Just a week ago, Mourinho told reporters that De Bruyne would get more chances to play: “Hopefully I can give him enough time on the pitch so he decides to stay in a happy way.” Still, De Bruyne was an unused substitute for both matches away at Sunderland and Stoke and have also shown his frustration on Instagram with a picture from the game at the Stoke, watching from the sidelines.
However, De Bruyne is expected to start for Chelsea in Champions League match against Steaua Bucharest this evening but it could be one of his last appearances for the blues.
Nieuwsblad report also suggests that there is plenty of interest from big Bundesliga clubs in De Bruyne and players national team coach Marc Wilmots is also keen for his to be playing regularly ahead of next summer’s World Cup.
It seems almost certain that De Bruyne will leave Stamford Bridge on loan in January at the minimum, but increasing reports reflect the fact the young winger is unhappy about his treatment at Chelsea. The Belgian’s agent, Patrick de Koster, has confirmed the interest of Bayer Leverkusen.
And he also revealed in the Cologne Express: “Dortmund, Gladbach,Schalke and VFB Wolfsburg have also been reported.
“Should Chelsea give their okay, Kevin will look at where he has the better playing opportunities.” De Coster confirmed.
Mourinho not expecting Champions League glory
Mourinho has ruled out chances of winning the Champions League in his first season back at Stamford Bridge. The Londoners have already qualified for the last 16 of the competition despite defeat at Basel last time out and will win Group E if they beat Steaua Bucharest on Wednesday night.
Mourinho said about his teams’ chances: “Our chances this season, which is my first season [back at Chelsea], are not comparable with chances other clubs have.
“Other clubs have completely different stability, squad and evolution of teams to be considered favourites to win.
“We reached the last 16. If we reach the quarter-final, which is the next step, I used to say every team in the quarter-final has a chance to win. But in my analysis we are not one of the favourites.”
The Special One has also taken time to discuss about the favourites of the title, picking up Bayern, Barca and Real Madrid as his choices to win the title. “Bayern is European champion and a top club. They have a new coach [Pep Guardiola] but the same players, same team. Barcelona and Real Madrid also. These teams clearly [are among the favourites] in terms of potential and responsibilities.
“But I say other teams are very strong. One of these teams arrive in the last eight and then anything can happen. Manchester City, Manchester United, Atletico Madrid and Chelsea.
“In the 16 we find some difficulties to cross because some important teams can finish second [in their group].
“You can have City, Dortmund, Juventus. Teams can finish second that can beat anyone of the first teams, so it is an interesting competition as always.”