Highly rated Racing Genk midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been consistently linked with a summer move to England, after a series of tantalising displays this season.

Despite his tender years, the 19-year-old wing wizard is already a first team regular for his club side this season.

Fast approaching the 50 game marker, De Bruyne was also recently capped for the senior Belgian side – reward for his excellent form.

The Daily Mail understands that the £6million rated star has also emerged as a transfer target for Aston Villa and Sunderland after Chelsea reportedly cooled their interest in a player they have wanted to bring to Stamford Bridge for quite some time.


De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster added to the increased speculation linking his client with a move this summer saying:

"At this moment, we cannot say what his future holds, a number of clubs are looking at Kevin but we don't know what will happen, he could remain at Genk for another 12 months, you never know what will happen in football."

Last month, the Telegraph reported the reason why De Bruyne has not yet agreed to move to Chelsea is because the club want to send him out on loan.

He would be sent to Vitesse Arnhem - a Dutch club they have used for other young players, such as Nemanja Matic, but De Bruyne is keen to move directly to England.

Likened to the highly-rated Belgian midfielder Steven Defour, De Bruyne plays as an attacking midfielder, mainly on the left-wing even though he is right-footed, or as a striker.

Blues boss Carlo Ancelotti is eager to complete a deal, and Chelsea's representatives are believed to have already held several meetings with the player's agent and have agreed wages should he agree to move to Stamford Bridge this summer.

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