The man who could determine whether Kevin De Bruyne leaves Chelsea in January

Wolfsburg’s Director of Football Mike Schussler could be the man who determines whether Kevin De Bruyne moves on form Chelsea this winter.

Kevin De Bruyne has had an intriguing season for Chelsea to say the least.

The young Belgian started in the Chelsea side under Jose Mourinho, played well but has since fallen out of favour due to the emergence and improvement of other players.

The whole scenario has got the football world talking and it seems several German clubs are now fighting for the chance to sign De Bruyne this winter, offering him a way out of Stamford Bridge and the prospect of regular first team football.

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The only German side that De Bruyne has already played for is Werder Bremen but media reports tend to agree that Wolfsburg are leading the race to sign him, a suggestion that De Bruyne’s agent has confirmed with recent comments.

“If Kevin has to find a club in January, we speak with Mike Schussler,” Patrick de Koster told Wolfsburger Allgemeine.

Wolfsburg have one of the best setups in the Bundesliga at the moment and a youth system which is producing some superb players and De Bruyne would only improve the competition and quality in the first team squad.

The reason Schussler is so important is because he’s one of the leading figures when it comes to transfers for Wolfsburg.

He’s already openly confirmed that the club are watching De Bruyne’s situation which means if the agent talks to him, it’s likely he will want to do a good value deal for the Belgian midfielder.

He’s the go to man when it comes to interested parties needing to find out details about Wolfsburg’s current situation, whether that’s in a financial sense or whether the club would be interested in certain players.

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He’s also an individual at the club who is a public figure, not afraid to use the media to commentate on various transfer related situations.

Over the summer, he openly attacked Atletico Madrid for trying to sign Wolfsburg star Diego and he has the potential to make loud, aggressive and unwanted comments in Chelsea’s direction in relation to any deal for De Bruyne.

He also spoke publicly when Wolfsburg were first linked to former Bayern Munich star Luiz Gustavo before the move went through.

There is still plenty of time between now and the January transfer window for De Bruyne to turn things around at Chelsea, forcing his way back into the first team picture which would eradicate any motive for him to leave.

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