De Bruyne could join national team-mate Courtois in Spain.
It’s been a difficult season for Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne at Stamford Bridge, with just six appearances in all competitions and being made to train with the reserves.
This lack of first team action has seen the 22-year-old linked with a move away from west London, with Atletico Madrid the latest club to be interested in the Belgian, according to the Mirror.
Atleti are currently second in La Liga and are set to make a January bid for the attacking midfielder, with Blues ace Thibaut Courtois already at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.
The goalkeeper is currently in the middle of the 21-year-old’s third successive year on-loan with the club and Courtois is also a national team-mate of De Bruyne with Belgium.
The midfielder has already admitted that things need to change at the Bridge or else the player will have to look into alternatives and Atletico want to capitalise on this uncertainty.
De Bruyne has been a Chelsea player since January 2012, but like Courtois and fellow Belgian star Romelu Lukaku, spent a lot of time away from the club.
The midfield ace impressed on-loan with Werder Bremen last term and it was this form that prompted manager Jose Mourinho to bring the star back to England.
Yet Mourinho has had some issues with De Bruyne and it appears that the Belgium international doesn’t feature prominently in the 50-year-old’s plans, with Oscar and Juan Mata ahead of the youngster in the pecking order for a place in the team.
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