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Chelsea officials not happy Jose Mourinho sold Kevin de Bruyne

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Chelsea officials believe they are facing a PR disaster if Manchester City manage to agree a big money deal with Wolfsburg for Kevin de Bruyne.

A report in the player's native Belgium–brought to our attention by Sport Witness–says Manuel Pellegrini is preparing a huge offer to bring De Bruyne back to the Premier League.

As much as €60m could change hands in the deal and there is a growing concern at Stamford Bridge that the deal will come back to haunt Chelsea in more ways than one.

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It was Jose Mourinho's decision to sell De Bruyne in January 2014 and the £18m generated from his sale was, at the time, considered good business.

However, a bucket load of goals and assists in the Bundesliga later, and Mourinho's decision is starting to be called into question by not just the Chelsea fans but by the powers that be in the boardroom.

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The report states that several of Abramovich's closest stalwarts are unhappy with the fact that Mourinho did not see the potential De Bruyne had.

A serious Oversight

Hindsight is a wonderful thing, of course, but a large part of Mourinho's job is spotting exceptional talent and, up until now, it is something he has been quite adept at doing.

But should De Bruyne return to the Premier League, not only will it be seen as an oversight by Mourinho, but they would have essentially handed an exceptional player to their biggest Premier League title rivals.

The good and the bad

While it may have been a bad decision to sell De Bruyne, there is every chance that the 23-year-old would have failed to fulfil his potential in west London.

In fact a report in The Telegraph yesterday claimed that the winger was sold precisely because he told Mourinho that he didn't have the mental strength to cope with the intense pressure the Special One puts on all his players.

Anyway, it is not as if Chelsea have been left worse off with De Bruyne as they were the run away winners in the Premier League this season and added a Capital One Cup to boot.

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