Dortmund agree five-year deal with Kevin de Bruyne, but Chelsea intentions still unclear

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Chelsea loanee Kevin de Bruyne is close to signing for Borussia Dortmund.

Kevin de Bruyne's future is the subject of much debate at present, with the player and his employers seemingly pulling in different directions.

Chelsea want to loan him to Bundesliga side Bayer Leverkusen to close out their own €20 million move for Andre Schurrle, which remains in limbo.

That's because De Bruyne seemingly has his sights set on Borussia Dortmund, with the Germans keen to sign the young Belgian permanently.

Now German newspaper Bild is reporting that De Bruyne has agreed on a five-year deal with Dortmund, who are soon to head to Wembley to face Bayern in the Champions League Final.

Bild is even billing De Bruyne as Dortmund's first summer signing - but later admit their is once crucial element preventing any deal - Chelsea's consent.

Chelsea are yet to ratify any deal with Dortmund, despite the Germans reportedly making an approach as long ago as early last month. The 21-year-old has eight goals and nine assists for Werder Bremen this season.

De Bruyne last week stated that he didn't expect his future to be sorted out until after the international fixtures in June when he heads back to Chelsea when his Werder Bremen loan ends.

This all remains in Chelsea's hands, but what the reports do show is that De Bruyne is serious about a move to Dortmund.

The sooner Jose Mourinho arrives as new manager at the end of the summer to sort out the mess the better, for surely Chelsea do not want to lose the talented winger.

If Mourinho can give De Bruyne assurances about his Chelsea future, and even offer him a place in the squad next season rather than packing him off on loan again, that may just solve it.

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