Kevin de Bruyne’s agent has confirmed that he is set to fly to London to see if Chelsea will grant the midfielder a transfer away from Stamford Bridge.
The 22-year-old had looked to be a central figure for Jose Mourinho as he played in the first two Premier League fixtures including Manchester United but that was has last appearance in the league for Chelsea.
As a consequence of being frozen out, he is now looking for to leave Chelsea potentially in the January transfer window.
“I am going to fly over to London to find a proper solution with Chelsea,” his agent Patrick De Koster said.
“Should Kevin be granted a transfer, I will be immediately on the phone to Michael Reschke (Leverkusen’s general manager). We have a great relationship with him.
“Clubs like Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Wolfsburg have also enquired.
“Kevin will decide which club offers the best future for him on a sporting level.”
He may be surplus to requirements at Chelsea but he would be a brilliant signing for Manchester United. Alongside his Belgian compatriot, De Bruyne could flourish. In the national side, De Bruyne is highly rated by manager Marc Wilmots and is considered a central figure to Belgium’s 2014 World Cup plans.
A ball playing central midfielder with a keen eye for a pass, De Bruyne is the type of midfielder we are in desperate need of and if it is game time he is after, he would certainly get that at Old Trafford.
Although he would be a perfect midfielder, there are certainly stumbling blocks with any potential move to United. He excelled on loan at Werder Bremen last year and some Bundesliga clubs including Borussia Dortmund have already enquired about him.
Also, after United stood firm with Wayne Rooney in the summer, it is unlikely that they would be overly co-operative if we were to go in for one of their players in January.
However, Moyes should at least register his interest in De Bruyne becaus, on paper, it would be a great move for the midfielder and United, ahead of the World Cup it would give him the minutes he so desperately wants.