Kevin de Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is reportedly set to leave Chelsea as the midfielder is eyeing a move away from Stamford Bridge in the January transfer window.

According to the Daily Mail, the 22-year-old is closing in on joining Wolfsburg after the German outfit agreed terms with the midfielder's agent. The Bundesliga side are willing to offer £17m for the Belgium international's services on a permanent move in January.

However, Wolfsburg are also open for a loan move for the remainder of the season. A short spell away from the west London club is highly unlikely after De Bruyne's agent Patrick De Koster earlier admitted that his client is looking for a permanent transfer to boost his chances of making it to the national squad for the 2014 World Cup.

The Belgium midfielder has started in only two league games under Jose Mourinho this season and has failed to replicate last season's form while on loan with Werder Bremen, where he managed 10 goals and registered nine assists from 33 league appearances.

Earlier in December, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller admitted that his side are interested in acquiring the services of De Bruyne, while also confirmed that they are not the only club keen on his signature.

Belgium head coach Marc Wilmots has urged De Bruyne to make a move away from Stamford Bridge and has also issued warning that he could miss out on the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, if he sees his game time being reduced.

With the World Cup approaching in the summer, lack of playing time could see De Bruyne miss out on making it to the national squad for World Cup in Brazil.

Meanwhile, Mourinho had declared his intentions to not sell the Belgian international in the mid-season transfer window. But the Portuguese tactician hinted that the club might be willing to allow De Bruyne to leave the club if a big money offer is laid on the table.

"Kevin is a different personality. He has been a very important player for Genk and Werder Bremen. This is the first time he comes to a big club with big competition. I don't want him to leave. But we have a couple of contacts [that have been] made by other club," Mourinho explained.