Chelsea star's move blocked by transfer clause

Published Add your comment

Football News

Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne will have to forget about getting his career back on track at Anderlecht due to a clause in the deal that took him to Stamford Bridge in the first place.

De Bruyne has endured a difficult start to his Blues career and has been overlooked by manager Jose Mourinho is recent weeks, which led to reports he could be on his way out this January and Anderlecht were posited as a possible destination.

The Evening Standard are reporting that the 22-year-old's £7million move from Genk to Chelsea last year contained a clause that stated he could not be transferred or sent on loan to a rival club in Belgium.

De Bruyne is expected to make a decision in December about his future if his fortunes do not improve at Chelsea and not being able to return to the familiarity of his native country could be seen as a blow.

Mourinho's decision to drop the Belgium international is particularly bad timing for De Bruyne, as the World Cup in Brazil takes place next year and not playing could be a threat to his place in the Diables Rouges squad.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Belgium Football

Article Comments

Read more

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again