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De Bruyne back at Chelsea full time

Kevin de Bruyne is finally linking up with Chelsea on a permanent basis this summer. The Belgium international was snapped up by the Blues in January, but was immediately loaned back to former employers Genk.

"I know a couple of people here already so it's quite good for integration, I don't see there being any problems," the 21-year-old playmaker told the club's official website.

"I know Eden (Hazard) very well, and for a long time. I played with him for the national team and we are the same age so we played together when we were 18, 19.

"Marko Marin is also here and we are all young, so it makes it easier to get to know each other. We also play the same style of football which is good for us, and we will find our way together."

"For me the most important thing was just the signing," he added.

"I also had to leave quickly to get back to Belgium because I had games to be playing, and now I have met everyone it is good.

"Since I have been here for pre-season everything is fine, the club has taken very good care of me and has organised everything perfectly to make it easy.

"After I went back the club called me a couple of times. They changed the manager but I have spoken to people here and I know scouts have been watching in Belgium as well."

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