De Bruyne was wanted by Jurgen Klopp, who was in charge at BVB at the time, but has revealed a quick chat with Mourinho ended that possibility.
"The plan was always for me to go on loan for a bit. So I went to Werder Bremen in 2012, and that season went great.
"When I came back to Chelsea the next summer, a few German clubs wanted to sign me.
"But then Mourinho texted me, 'You are staying. I want you to be part of this team.' So I thought, 'OK, great. I'm in his plans.'"