Transfer talk: Featuring De Bruyne, Ince and Rooney

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Transfer news from Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United, Arsenal, Everton, Blackpool, Hull City and Sunderland.

It looks like Kevin De Bruyne is leaving Chelsea. The Belgian returned to Stamford Bridge this summer after an impressive stint on loan at Werder Bremen in 2012-13. 

He started the opening game of the season v Hull City but has since struggled to break into the Chelsea first-team.

Now many German Bundesliga teams are said to be after him with Borussia Dortmund, Schalke and Wolfsburg all mentioned as possible destinations.

However one of his representatives Patrick de Koster has made it clear where there preferred destination would be … Bayer Leverkusen:

“I am going to fly over to London to find a proper solution with Chelsea. Should Kevin be granted a transfer, I will be immediately on the phone to Michael Reschke (Leverkusen's general manager). We have a great relationship with him.”

Tottenham are reportedly looking at bringing in Tom Ince from Blackpool in the winter. They have been linked with a move for the player before, who is into the final year of his contract.

Reports suggest he is in touch with Ajax and Inter Milan about a potential move - but Spurs are hoping to pry him away with a £5 million bid.

Chelsea linked with Wayne Rooney again alert!

The Manchester United striker was heavily linked with a switch to The Blues in the summer and Jose Mourinho saw several bids rebuffed for his services.

But Rooney is yet to sign a new deal and reports suggest Chelsea think they can still talk round a move.

Steve Bruce reportedly wants perennial favourite Seb Larsson. The Swedish international’s contract on Wearside expires in 2014 - and Bruce has previously signed him for Birmingham City and The Black Cats. Now he hopes to take him to Hull City.

Finally and Everton are said to be keen on improving the contract of midfield starlet Ross Barkley. His performances this term has seen the likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea linked with a move.

However Roberto Martinez sees him as a key figure in the team for years to come - and will be hoping to tie him down to a deal as soon as possible.

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