De Bruyne has been reassured by Mourinho.
Chelsea’s Belgian starlet Kevin De Bruyne has ended speculation he will be joining Borussia Dortmund, having committed his future to the Blues following reassurances from Jose Mourinho.
The returning Portuguese boss had made it clear he intended to outline the roles he had for the youngsters at the club – such as De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku – and it seems the 21-year-old is happy with what he has been told by Mourinho.
The Belgium international signed at Stamford Bridge in January 2012 for £6.7m from Genk, before being immediately loaned back to the club.
Last year De Bruyne was again away from west London, impressing during a season long loan at Werder Bremen and as a result drew the interest of fellow Bundesliga side Dortmund.
However, Mourinho clearly has no intentions of selling the promising midfielder to the Champions League finalists and the Belgian’s agent Patrick De Koster has confirmed the talks.
“Mr Mourinho gave a phone call to Kevin, explaining a little bit the situation for next season,” De Koster was quoted on Sky Sports.
“We didn’t receive any guarantees, but it’s normal in a team like Chelsea. It’s up to him to prove like he did in the last 18 months.
“Kevin wants to play. Playing football, he became a better football player. I think he proved it staying six months more in Genk and last season in Bremen.
“He did very well. Now it’s up to him to prove the same thing at Chelsea.”
De Bruyne was a key feature for Bremen in 2012/13, playing in all but one of their 34 league matches and scoring 10 times as well as providing assists for a further nine goals.
Having proved himself in one of Europe’s top divisions there is no reason to doubt the attacking midfielder can now transfer that ability to the Premier League.