Werder Bremen have confirmed their interest in taking Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne out on loan once the January transfer window opens.
De Bruyne has been strongly linked with a potential move away from Stamford Bridge, with the midfielder struggling to hold down a regular place in Chelsea's first team.
In the past few months the Belgian has seen starting places exceptionally hard to come by, prompting his fellow countryman Eden Hazard to recommend that the 22-year-old should seek a move if he has any chance of featuring for his country in the World Cup next year.
The midfielder spent last season at a struggling Werder Bremen side and helped them avoid relegation by scoring ten times in 33 fixtures for the North German club.
Robin Dutt's side now find themselves in a similar position to last season and they are now waiting to see if they can pip Wolfsburg and Atletico Madrid to his signature in an attempt to save their season.
"His (Kevin De Bruyne's) player agent is aware of our interest in his services. I will be getting to know if there is a chance to re-sign Kevin De Bruyne on loan for our club," general manager Thomas Eichin told Kreiszeitung Skye.
"If this is possible, we will have to wait and see if such a deal really can be worked out. Everyone at Werder Bremen knows all about the quality of Kevin De Bruyne."
Unlike the Bundesliga outfit, Chelsea are in title contention in the Premier League this season, and currently sit third in the table - four points behind leaders Arsenal.
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