Kevin de Bruyne
De Bruyne hasn't played in the Premier League for two months.

Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is set for talks with Wolfsburg over a permanent move to the Bundesliga in the January transfer window.

The Belgian international hasn't made a Premier League start for three months after being exiled from the Blues first team squad following a disappointing performance against Swindon Town in the League Cup.

Appearances have come in the League Cup against Arsenal and Champions League against Schalke but the 21 year old's future at Stamford Bridge appears uncertain with Jose Mourinho having made a dramatic U-turn regarding his involvement this season.

Bayer Leverkusen and Werder Bremen, where De Bruyne spent last season on loan, have offered to take the former-Genk midfielder on loan but Wolfsberg general manager Klaus Allofs says the club want the Chelsea man on a permanent basis.

"If Chelsea want to sell him, we are ready to buy him or loan him with an option to buy," he told Wolfsburger Allgemeinen Zeitung.

"We are not interested in a pure loan agreement."

De Bruyne's agent, Patrick de Koster, added: "There's interest from some teams, but we will first talk to Chelsea. I don't name clubs.

"At the beginning of the season we agreed with Chelsea to talk in December. Then we will look at what's the best for Chelsea and for Kevin.

"We're now waiting on those talks. I suppose Jose Mourinho will have the final word. We'll find a solution. We have a good relationship with Chelsea.

"If Kevin doesn't play a lot, he's not happy. The last few weeks he's not playing spontaneously anymore, he thinks too much about his actions."

Such has been the limited nature of De Bruyne's recent involvement that team-mate Eden Hazard has suggested that he leave west London if he wants to secure a place at next year's World Cup finals.

"Playing at a World Cup without being in action for a year, I think that's very difficult," said Hazard."I think for him that leaving and playing would be good. If we want to get the best out of Kevin, it's best if he leaves."