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Kevin De Bruyne not looking for January switch

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Kevin De Bruyne has talked down speculation about a January move from Stamford Bridge and claims he is happy to fight for his spot at Chelsea.

The 22-year-old Belgian has been linked with moves away from the Premier League in January after falling out of favour with boss Jose Mourinho.

Former Racing Genk man De Bruyne impressed on loan for Werder Bremen last season in the Bundesliga and it was expected that he'd settle into the Chelsea first team.

However, a late swoop for attacking midfielder Willian saw competition for places increase further, with Juan Mata, Andre Schurrle and Eden Hazard already at the club.

After starting in the Europa League winners' first two Premier League games of the season against Hull City and Manchester United, the silky winger was dropped for the Blues' wins against Steaua Bucharest and Norwich City.

Manager Mourinho told the media it was because of the Belgian's poor performance in a cup tie against Swindon.

Not content with dropping De Bruyne, he was also forced to train with Chelsea under-21's.

However, the Chelsea man backs his decision to stay:

"I really don't worry," FourFourTwo quote De Bruyne as saying.

"I chose to stay and I have no regrets.

"Mourinho is the boss, he chooses who plays. We do not talk about it."

And amid speculation that he could look to leave in January - rumours fuelled by the difficult competition for a World Cup spot in the hotly-tipped Belgian squad - De Bruyne insists he isn't thinking about leaving:

"I continue to fight hard. My chance will come. I'm really not concerned about finding a solution in January," he said.

De Bruyne will be hoping he can force his way back into Mourinho plans, although whether he will feature in Chelsea's next game against Cardiff City remains to be seen.

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