The Belgian youngster’s agent, Patrick de Koster, has revealed that the London club have invited the 19-year-old to visit them to discuss a proposed move.
“Someone important at Chelsea told me that the club are closely monitoring Kevin’s progress. He also asked me when we could meet to discuss a possible transfer,” De Koster told HLN.
“They want to discuss Kevin’s future and also invited us to visit Chelsea’s stadium. We’ve had similar requests in the past, but never visited any clubs. However, we’re planning to visit Chelsea once we have time.”
The Belgian prodigy has previously been linked with moves to Arsenal and Everton, but it would now seem that the English champions are ready to make an official move for the winger. Chelsea have been widely tipped to make moves in this year’s January transfer window following a severe drop in form which has seen them only take 5 points from the last 15 available.
Carlo Ancelotti said earlier this week that he was ‘lucky’ to be in a job at Stamford Bridge and their latest defeat at the hands of Mick McCarthy’s Wolves will certainly have turned up the pressure on the former AC Milan manager.
Despite Chelsea’s fantastic start to the season they now sit in 5th place in the Premier League, 9 points off the pace having played one more game. Such a dilemma could leave chairman Abramovic with two options, either to sack his prestige manager or hand over his chequebook to the former Champion’s League winner.
The Blues may face stiff competition for the De Bruyne though, he has also been widely linked with moves to Germany and Holland with interest from top European clubs such as PSV, Twente and Bayern Munich.
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