While the impending transfer window has most of us excited about potential additions to the Chelsea midfield, it's also got the media buzzing about players that could potentially be leaving. Kevin De Bruyne is the most popular name on this list of late, and Kristof Terreur had a comment from Mourinho on his situation:
Jose #Mourinho on De Bruyne: "We are not going to make a decision on 1 January for sure. He's a very good player." #cfc— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) December 22, 2013
Asked to clarify what exactly this comment meant, this is what Terreur had to say:
@JaeminJose That they're analyzing his situation. They had talks with his agents, but no decision on his future before 1st of january.— Kristof Terreur (@HLNinEngeland) December 22, 2013
I think this makes a lot of sense for all parties involved, as De Bruyne would need to be replaced in the first team if allowed to leave the club in January. It makes far more sense for the Blues to hold off on making a decision, at least until they have a better idea on the state of their roster going forward.
Ideally, the Blues will manage to add the players they are after while keeping a happy De Bruyne in the fold. I doubt they'd have trouble finding him a loan destination later in the window though, so if they can't balance the roster without moving him they should be able to wait for their hands to be forced. Just don't make a rash decision and sell the player's rights in January, ok?
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