Bremen close on De Bruyne loan

  • By: Thomas Zocher
  • Last Updated: July 25 2012, 17:39 BST

Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is on the brink of another loan move away from Stamford Bridge after Werder Bremen confirmed talks are at an 'advanced level'.

Kevin de Bruyne: Close to Bremen loan

The 20-year-old only moved to London from Racing Genk in a January deal worth a reported £7million, but he was immediately loaned back to the Belgian club until the end of last season.

De Bruyne had previously stated he wanted to compete for a first-team place at Chelsea in the 2012/13 campaign but, with opportunities likely to be limited, he is set to join Bremen.

Kevin De Bruyne

7. Kevin De Bruyne

Title Number
Appearances 33 (3)
Goals 3
Assists 15
Yellows 2
Reds 0
*Current Season

The Bundesliga club have been holding negotiations with Chelsea and it is likely the loan will be agreed when the European champions return from a pre-season tour of the USA.

Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs told Kicker when asked about interest in De Bruyne: "I can confirm that. We are to work out a loan switch.

"We have had many discussions and some talks lately and I feel we are at an advanced level regarding this loan deal."