If Kevin de Bruyne, a 22-year-old attack-minded midfielder who participated in 33 Bundesliga games last season, is not playing regular football - like this year, where he has featured in just 132 Premier League minutes - then he is 'not happy', according to his agent Patrick De Koster.
Furthermore, de Koster claimed that his client, himself and Chelsea Football Club agreed earlier in the season to have a meeting in December where they could clarify de Bruyne's playing situation.
While Belgium international de Bruyne was urged to leave Stamford Bridge by both his national manager Marc Wilmots and team-mate at both club and country Eden Hazard, de Koster remained diplomatic by reminding the media that the man with the final word is Jose Mourinho.
'There's interest from some teams,' de Koster is quoted by Sky Sports to have said, perhaps an allusion to the speculation surrounding potential bids from Anderlecht, Wolfsburg and Werder Bremen, where de Bruyne was on loan at last year and returned ten goals and 11 assists from 34 appearances in all competitions.
He continued: 'But we will first talk to Chelsea. I don't name clubs. At the beginning of the season we agreed with Chelsea to talk in December. Then we will look at what's the best for Chelsea and for Kevin. We're now waiting on those talks,' de Koster clarified.
'I suppose Jose Mourinho will have the final word. We'll find a solution. We have a good relationship with Chelsea.
'If Kevin doesn't play a lot, he's not happy,' the agent concluded.
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