Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, Chelsea fans are looking up with interest at the claim that Kevin De Bruyne will be sold in January, but there is a shock at the price tag the club have placed on his head according to the Daily Telegraph.
As one of or punters notes, £25 million for a player who cannot break into the first team for love nor money is a high valued tag indeed. However, according to the publication, this has not put suitors Wolfsburg off, with the club keen on landing the midfielder.
With the likes of Juan Mata failing to get into the Chelsea first team and potential new arrivals on the horizon as well, the future at the club for De Bruyne certainly looks bleak. Our landlord pauses from pouring a pint to remind us that should Chelsea manage to sell him for £25 million that will be a huge coup indeed. Jose Mourinho needs to sell before he can buy, and that kind of money could certainly go towards a forward – if not now, in the summer.
De Bruyne spent a successful time on loan in Germany last season, and attracted a host of suitors because of that. The player himself would love a long term future at Stamford Bridge, but does not seem in line for one, leading us to think that it would be best for all parties involved if he made the move away this winter.