Bremen eye De Bruyne return in January

The 22-year-old spent last season on loan at the Weserstadion, scoring 10 goals in 33 Bundesliga appearances, before heading back to Stamford Bridge.

Jose Mourinho was determined to keep De Bruyne over the close-season, amid interest from Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, and started the midfielder in Chelsea's opening two games of the Premier League campaign.

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