Agent Awaiting Chelsea to Sanction January Sale of Midfielder

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By Nick Howson | December 5, 2013 3:13 AM EST

Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will enter talks with the club regarding his future in the coming days after the player's agent reaffirmed the Belgium international's desire to play regular football.

De Bruyne hasn't started in the Premier League since August and has been frozen out of first team operations at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian was forced to train with Chelsea's Under-21 side earlier this season after underperforming in a League Cup tie against Swindon Town but despite returning to first team activity remains outside Jose Mourinho's thinking.

Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs who have been linked with signing De Bruyne in January in either a loan or permanent move and the Chelsea midfielder's agent Patrick de Koster doesn't rule out a New Year move and adds that a decision is imminent.

"We will make an evaluation with the club in the next few days and decide what the best solution is," De Koster told Goal.com.

"Of course, Kevin is a player who likes to play regularly but we know Chelsea is one of the biggest clubs in the world and there is always going to be competition.

"He has told me that every day he is training like a demon because it means a lot to him. But I will not say that he has to move in January - we will wait for the evaluation from the club.

"Each day I am hearing different rumours - Atletico Madrid, Dortmund, Juventus," he added. "It's good that everybody shows an interest but it is up to Chelsea to decide what to do.

"For the moment, I have told everybody that we must wait. I have a lot of respect for Chelsea and they have acted in the correct way ever since they signed him from Genk."

De Bruyne has made just seven appearances this season and Belgium manager Marc Wilmots had urged him to leave the club to cement his World Cup place.

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