Chelsea transfers: Kevin De Bruyne urged to seek Blues exit
Chelsea transfers: Kevin De Bruyne urged to seek a transfer away from the Blues in search of regular first-team football
Kevin De Bruyne has been urged to seek a transfer away from Chelsea in search of regular first-team football by Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots.
The Belgium international’s future has been a source of speculation in recent weeks after falling out of favour under Blues boss Jose Mourinho.
And Wilmots believes that the 22-year-old would benefit by securing a move away from Stamford Bridge to gain regular playing time.
“My request is that Kevin de Bruyne plays regular first-team football,” Wilmots told Bild.
”Everyone knows what he is capable of.”
Bundesliga side Shalke are among the clubs to have been linked with swoop for De Bruyne, and the Belgium boss says it would be a good move for him.
“Schalke is a special club for me and it would be great to see a player of this quality play for Schalke 04,” he added.
Wilmots’ comments come after the midfielder’s agent says that De Bruyne would consider a January move to Wolfsburg.
“If Kevin has to find a new club in January, we’ll talk to [Wolfsburg sporting director] Klaus Allofs,” Patrick de Koster said last month.
“I don’t think that Kevin training with the Under-21s is a punishment. This happens in England, and Kevin is not the only player.”