Kevin de Bruyne is ready to leave Chelsea in January. The Daily Star says if De Bruyne does carry out his threat to leave, there is no shortage of German clubs willing to take him back to the Bundesliga, where he impressed on loan at Werder Bremen last season.

De Bruyne was wanted by Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke and Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

The star's dad, Herwig de Bruyne, said last night: "If this situation continues, we'll have to look for a solution in January."

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