Genk have confirmed that Genk youngster Kevin de Bruyne will join Chelsea, with a deal for the winger being sealed today.
De Bruyne has long been connected with Chelsea, and was favoured to move to Stamford Bridge last summer. And while an agreement has finally been made for the 20 year old to join Andre Villas-Boas' squad, he will stay in Belgium until the summer, going immediately back to his former club on loan.
The fee is being reported by Sky Sports to be around £7 million, and de Bruyne was believed to have put pen to paper in the early hours of the morning.
In 77 appearances for Genk, de Bruyne has scored 12 goals and contributed 23 assists. The youngster said at the start of the month that he hoped to follow in the footsteps of fellow Belgian Romelu Lukaku and join the Blues this summer to make the next step in his career.
"You never know if there will come an offer that can't be refused," he told Het Nieuwsblad.
"However, for me it would be better to end the season at Genk and then make the step."
The deal to go to Chelsea would appear to be ideal for both de Bruyne and Genk, with the Belgium international able to build more first team experience before making the move to the England giants.
Other than de Bruyne, Chelsea would appear to be remaining quiet on the transfer front today, after already sealing Gary Cahill early on in the month.