Chelsea close to signing 20-year-old Belgian midfielder

The August transfer window will close in a fortnight’s time, with Premier League clubs likely to do plenty of business between now and the end of the month, including Chelsea who still need to find a player who can unlock some of the tightest defences in the division. There was no way through for Andre Villas-Boas’ team at Stoke on…

The August transfer window will close in a fortnight’s time, with Premier League clubs likely to do plenty of business between now and the end of the month, including Chelsea who still need to find a player who can unlock some of the tightest defences in the division.

There was no way through for Andre Villas-Boas’ team at Stoke on Sunday, something which intensify the need for an attacking midfielder, although Kevin de Bruyne is only regarded as a player that can help play a part for the Blues in the future.

The Genk midfielder has revealed that talks are taking place between Chelsea and the Belgian club at the moment, with the 20-year-old keen on making the switch to Stamford Bridge.

“My manager went to Chelsea on Wednesday and discussions have been good,” De Bruyne told Belgian TV show Extra Time.

“Maybe by the end of the month a deal can be sorted out, because that would be a good thing for all three parties – and if there is an agreement with Chelsea, I would certainly spend another year at Genk.”

This news might encourage Chelsea supporters although they will be more concerned with the immediate future and the possibility that Luka Modric could leave Tottenham to join the Blues.

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