Blues medical for De Bruyne

Image: Kevin De Bruyne: Set for medical at Chelsea on Monday ahead of proposed £6.7million switch

Long-term Chelsea target Kevin De Bruyne is set to undergo a medical on Monday ahead of his move from Genk.

Long-term target at Chelsea for medical on Monday

Long-term Chelsea target Kevin De Bruyne is set to undergo a medical on Monday ahead of his move from Genk. The 20-year-old winger is on the brink of joining the Blues from the Belgian champions in a reported £6.7million deal. The five-and-a-half-year contract would also see him loaned back to his current team for the rest of the season. Asked if De Bruyne was at Chelsea on Monday for a medical, a Genk spokesman said: "Yes, that is correct." The spokesman also confirmed De Bruyne would see out the season with the club before returning to Chelsea in the summer.

Tricky

The winger would then have to convince manager Andre Villas-Boas to make him part of the Blues' first-team plans, which could be tricky. Villas-Boas admitted on Friday that Chelsea's pursuit of De Bruyne - who would become their second January capture after Gary Cahill - had nothing to do with him. Indeed, they were linked with the player before Villas-Boas took charge last summer. The Portuguese, who insisted he had no problem with Chelsea's recruitment policy, said: "It's a target that's decided by the club, that I knew about for quite some time. "He was under the scrutiny of the club for some time, we've been following this player. "[Romelu] Lukaku the same, and Petr Cech was the same when he arrived in 2004. "In the sense that it's the club policy for the future, it's the right thing (to buy him) and I'll do everything in my power for him to reach maximum potential. "But it's down to the club in decision-making."

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