De Bruyne in Chelsea's plans

  • Last Updated: June 9 2013, 17:01 BST

Kevin De Bruyne is part of Jose Mourinho's plans at Chelsea, according to Bayer Leverkusen general manager Michael Reschke.

Kevin De Bruyne: Could be set for Chelsea stay
Kevin De Bruyne: Could be set for Chelsea stay

Kevin De Bruyne

7. Kevin De Bruyne

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

The Belgium international is yet to make a competitive appearance for the Blues since signing from Genk in January 2012.

He has spent much of the past 18 months out on loan, at Genk and then Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen.

A return to Germany for the 2013/14 campaign had been widely touted, with Leverkusen among those to have expressed an interest in the 21-year-old playmaker.

They had been hoping to include De Bruyne as part of a proposed deal which will take Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge.

Leverkusen have, however, been informed that that youngster is not available as Mourinho intends to unleash him on the Premier League next season.

Reschke told Bild: "At a meeting on Wednesday in Leipzig, Chelsea and Jose Mourinho made it clear that Kevin returns to Chelsea.

"It was not possible to connect it with the Andre Schurrle transfer."

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