Chelsea To Seal £8m Midfielder This Week – Report

By on January 25, 2012


Chelsea are expected to wrap-up the signing of Kevin De Bruyne by the end of the week after Genk confirmed talks are underway, according to Sky Sports News.

A Genk spokesman is quoted by Sky Sports as confirming that general manager Dirk Degraen is in London to finalise the transfer of De Bruyne to Chelsea for a fee of £8m, with the deal expected to be completed by the end of the week.

The spokesman also claims that the 20-year-old winger will be immediately loaned back to them to see out the remainder of the season in Belgium before joining up with his new club in the summer.

“Dirk Degraen is in London and the expectation is that it (the transfer of De Bruyne) will be finished this week,” a Genk spokesman said.

“The assumption is that Kevin de Bruyne will be transferred to Chelsea and then will finish the season (on loan) at Genk.”

(source: Sky Sports News)

The young midfielder was thought to be close to joining the Blues last summer but it now seems like the two clubs have agreed a deal that suites both parties.

De Bruyne is ineligible for the knock-out stages of the Champions League this season so can continue his development with Genk until the end of the season when it’s thought he will replace the departing Florent Malouda.



  1. Ndubuisi Okereke

    January 25, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    To sign De Brune is good but to sign Hazard will be the best signing

  2. Ojbright2010

    January 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Up chelsea my comment is dat d two signing re gud but we need a creative mildfielder dat can lay thrugh pass like Modric, Krasic, Willian etc.

  3. Obama

    January 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    If we sng kevin de bryne we be a great signing but to sign hazard we be a very best signing to our and we let toress 2 score many goals and let mata 2 play very well and best and we must buy kevin de bryne before we play against manchester united.thank , up blue up chelsea.

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  5. chukwudi

    January 26, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    pl Eden hazard and DE bruyne is a good signing for Chelsea it will help Torres to score his goals because now they don’t understand him there we need players that understand Torres well

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