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Kevin De Bruyne Bid Declined

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Remember that Kevin de Bruyne to Chelsea being done business? Well done Belgian media, because it wasn't quite there yet - Genk apparently aren't prepared to accept Chelsea's latest offer, despite de Bruyne himself agreeing preliminary terms with the Blues (I don't get why this isn't tapping up, but ok).

Racing Genk weigert voorlopig in te gaan op een concrete aanbieding van Chelsea op Kevin De Bruyne (20). Volgens Het Laatste Nieuws kwam er maandagavond in Genk een bod binnen van zes à zeven miljoen euro, dat via een aantal bonussen nog kan oplopen tot meer dan tien miljoen. Bovendien kreeg Genk van Chelsea de belofte dat het De Bruyne het eerste jaar aan gunstige voorwaarden kan huren. Ondanks het aanlokkelijke voorstel zet het bestuur van Genk het licht voorlopig niet op groen.

De Genkse houding zorgt voor enige nervositeit in de entourage van De Bruyne. Persoonlijk heeft de middenvelder een akkoord van vijf jaar bereikt met Chelsea


Aaand translated:

Racing Genk temporarily refuses to go into a concrete offer from Chelsea on Kevin De Bruyne (20). According to the latest news came Monday night in Genk in a bid of six to seven million euros, through a number of bonuses can still reach more than ten million. Genk Chelsea also received the promise that the De Bruyne first year at favorable rental conditions. Despite the tempting proposal, the Board of Genk, the green light time being.

The Genk attitude creates some nervousness in the entourage of De Bruyne. Personally, the midfielder has an agreement reached five years with Chelsea.

John Chapman is on top of this too, so you can be fairly sure it's legit. Anyway, it's pretty interesting stuff - Chelsea are in for de Bruyne at something between €6M and €7M, which would be a fantastic deal for the winger, whom everyone who's ever seen adores. It'd fit in perfectly with Chelsea's twin strategies of purchasing top-class young prospects and everyone with a Belgian passport, and de Bruyne wants it to happen.

Anyway, if Genk are tempted by the offer but not quite ready to go, it sounds like a slight improvement to the terms will get this done today (and adding a couple of million to the package would still be a good deal for Chelsea). So, despite the discouraging news, this is encouraging news. Got that? Right.

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