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Mourinho confirms Chelsea ace is desperate to leave

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De Bruyne could be on his way out (©GettyImages)
De Bruyne could be on his way out (©GettyImages).

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Chelsea have received two bids for winger Kevin de Bruyne - and the player is desperate to go.

As reported by the Daily Mail, Mourinho stated that de Bruyne "has a chance to go" in the January transfer window after two clubs made offers for the out-of-favour Belgian international.

Wolfsburg are believed to be one of the clubs keen to bring de Bruyne to the Bundesliga, a league in which he flourished last year playing for Werder Bremen.

Speaking to reporters before Chelsea face Hull City this weekend, Mourinho revealed the former-Genk star could be on his way.

"He has a chance to go," said Mourinho. "We had two bids from two different clubs for Kevin. That's what the club is analysing.

"[A fee] is not agreed, but I believe that between our club and the other club we will reach an agreement."

And the Chelsea boss admitted de Bruyne is extremely keen to leave, presumably for first-team football ahead of this summer's World Cup.

"The interest is big from the club, even bigger from the player.

"He is a player that Chelsea Football Club had a couple of proposals [for]. We keep analysing these proposals.

"One of them is coming into a level where we believe can be a good situation for the player and also for the club."

The Chelsea boss stressed he would like to keep the talented youngster at the club, but said de Bruyne's desire to leave for regular minutes was strong.

Mourinho went on to add that he does not believe Chelsea need a direct replacement, and said he expects Chelsea to make a significant profit on his original transfer fee - believed to be £6.7m.

Recent reports have suggested Chelsea could receive as much as £17m for the winger.

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