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Kevin de Bruyne blasts Jose Mourinho again

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Kevin de Bruyne has once more hit out at Jose Mourinho, insisting he doesn't know why the Special One sold him last year.

The Belgian international joined Wolfsburg last year in a deal worth around £15.2 million after falling out with Mourinho, and went on to have an outstanding campaign as the Bundesliga side claimed Champions League qualification and beat Borussia Dortmund in the DFB-Pokal Cup final.

De Bruyne managed an impressive 10 goals and 20 assists in the Bundesliga which caught the eye of a host of top clubs including Manchester City. 

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Chelsea was mooted as a possible destination for the 23-year-old, but any hopes of that deal going ahead appear to be shattered as De Bruyne revealed his displeasure at his former boss once more. The former Genk ace insists that there was no communication with Mourinho in his final days at Chelsea, and rumours about his lack of work ethic are untrue.

“I still don’t understand why Jose Mourinho let me leave. I never discussed it with him. I started to play and then it was finished," he said.

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“After four months, I asked him to leave. I didn’t want to stay at a club where I wasn’t even playing for 10 minutes. He said it was my attitude in training? It is an excuse he can use.

“But no-one can say that as they haven’t seen me train. I don’t think that in Belgium or in the Bundesliga they have complained about this. That is the way it is. I am not angry. When I was transferred to Wolfsburg, Chelsea got their money. Everyone was happy.”

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De Bruyne managed just 132 minutes in a Chelsea shirt in the Premier League before being sold last year. Mourinho previously hinted he was unhappy with the Belgian's effort after a League Cup game against Swindon while also admitting he "didn't like the way he [De Bruyne] was training".

Now the young playmaker could be on his way back to the Premier League with Manchester City - and De Bruyne admits he is open to a return to England.

“We will discuss my future, the club and me, once the season is finished,” he said. “I have not caused any problems. I am going to take my time. But the squad really has to be reinforced because it will be harder next season to play both the Bundesliga and the Champions League.

“If I leave, I have no preference where I go. In my head, it is 95 % I won’t go to Russia or Italy. It is not my style of play. But England, Spain, France or the Bundesliga, yes. They are the best leagues. They are some very good teams. That appeals to me.”

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