Genk confirm Chelsea talks

Image: Kevin De Bruyne: Set for Chelsea move

Genk have confirmed that they are in talks with Chelsea about the transfer of starlet Kevin De Bruyne.

Belgians in London for talks

Genk have confirmed that they are in talks with Chelsea about the transfer of starlet Kevin De Bruyne. Chelsea first tried to sign the highly-rated winger last summer, but talks broke down without an agreement being reached. The Blues have maintained their interest and now they have re-opened talks with a view to sealing an £8million deal. It is understood Chelsea would be willing to let De Bruyne complete the season on-loan back at Genk. Genk revealed their director of sport, Dirk Degraen, had flown to London to complete talks with Chelsea. "Dirk Degraen is in London and the expectation is that it (the transfer of De Bruyne) will be finished this week," a Genk spokesman said. "The assumption is that Kevin de Bruyne will be transferred to Chelsea and then will finish the season (on loan) at Genk." Should the deal be finalised it will see Chelsea's third raid on Belgium in just six months after they also completed deals for Romelu Lukaku and De Bruyne's former Genk team-mate Thibaut Courtois.

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