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New Chelsea Bid For Kevin De Bruyne

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See, I told you having Genk decline Chelsea's previous bid for Kevin de Bruyne wasn't so bad. It's that man Jeremy Wilson again with some good news regarding the long-running transfer saga:

Chelsea have made a new bid for Belgium midfielder Kevin de Bruyne #cfcless than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

Bang on cue, a new bid is apparently in for de Bruyne, and I don't have to rely on the Google translate machine this time to figure out what it says. Hurray! Anyway, last time around, Chelsea apparently bid something like 6.5M for the 20-year-old Belgian winger (Steve profiled de Bruyne here), which was enticing but not quite good enough for Genk to bite.

With de Bruyne enthusiastic about getting on board, Chelsea and Genk are expected to come to an agreement at some point today that will probably involve loaning the player back to his current club for the rest of the season. The hopefully-penultimate bid featured a clause preventing de Bruyne from playing against Chelsea in the Champions League group stages, but it's unclear whether or not it's that clause or the money that's given Genk problems.

My guess is that this bid will meet Genk's demands, anyway. The price is reasonable, and the player a) wants to move and b) is fantastic, so hey, looks like this will happen very soon. Of course, it's not an upgrade right now, but that's just getting greedy, don't you think?