Kevin de Bruyne chased by Werder Bremen, Bayer Leverkusen and Wolfsburg.
Chelsea winger Kevin de Bruyne is at the centre of a tug of war between three German clubs after being frozen out by Blues boss Jose Mourinho, reports the Daily Mirror.
Werder Bremen, Leverkusen and Wolfsburg are all interested in the 22-year-old, who was criticised and told to train with the reserves by the Blues’ boss after a poor showing in the League Cup against Swindon Town.
De Bruyne spent last season on loan at Bremen and the Bundesliga outfit have already admitted they are monitoring the Belgium international’s situation, with a view to a January loan bid.
Leverkusen, meanwhile, targeted the playmaker in the summer as part of the deal that took Andre Schurrle to Stamford Bridge, while Wolfsburg believe De Bruyne, who cost Chelsea £6.7m in January 2012, would be a good short-term replacement for their injured Portuguese winger Vierinha.
De Bruyne started the season in Mourinho’s first team, with the Portuguese favouring the youngster to two-time club player of the year Juan Mata.
But the Belgian’s future is in doubt after he was omitted from the squad for the Champions League trip to Steau Bucharest.