22-year old Belgium international de Bruyne is a winter target for Bundesliga clubs Werder Bremen and Wolfsburg but his representative Patrick de Koster has indicated that talks next month will determine the next step in his career.
"There's interest from some teams, but we will first talk to Chelsea. I don't name clubs," said de Koster.
"If Kevin doesn't play a lot, he's not happy. The last few weeks he's not playing spontaneously anymore, he thinks too much about his actions."
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