Chelsea playmaker Kevin De Bruyne could be on his way to Wolfsburg, after the Bundesliga side revealed their interest in the Belgian international.
De Bruyne has been very much on the periphery under Jose Mourinho and will reportedly consider his options of leaving the Stamford Bridge club in January.
The fact that the Belgium national team is already packed with seemingly limitless talent means De Bruyne needs to find a club where he will get regular playing time, in order to guarantee his place in the national squad for the 2014 World Cup.
Wolfsburg expressed their interest in De Bruyne, but insisted they would consider a loan move, only if it contains the option of making the switch permanent in the summer.
"If Chelsea want to sell him, we are ready to buy him or loan him with an option to buy," Wolfsburg general manager Klaus Allofs told Allgemeinen Zeitung. "We are not interested in a pure loan agreement."
De Bruyne excelled in the Bundesliga last season, while on loan at Werder Bremen and has been linked with a return to the German club, with Schalke also reportedly keen on the talented 22-year-old. Atletico Madrid are another team reportedly keeping a close eye on developments.
Mourinho already has a plethora of playmakers available at his disposal, and does not seem to fancy using De Bruyne too much, despite the youngster showing his quality for Belgium time and again.
The player's agent said he would have a talk with Chelsea in December before deciding on the future course of action.
"There's interest from some teams, but we will first talk to Chelsea," he said. 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."