Yet another signing- Kevin De Bruyne !!

The 20-year-old, who came through the ranks at the Belgian champions, made his debut in 2009 and won a first full cap for Belgium in August 2010. Andre Villas-Boas had said Chelsea’s reported £6.7m bid for the Belgian midfielder was down to “club policy.” Genk have confirmed de Bruyne, who scored five goals last season, will undergo a medical on Monday. De Bruyne is expected to be loaned back to Genk if he completes his five-and-a-half year contract with Chelsea.move before the transfer window closes. Chelsea manager Villas-Boas said: “He’s a player the club has scouted for some time. I’m a manager who respects club policy. A club has to look to the future, whether it’s with this manager or another. He’s a good bet for the future.”

Stamford, here I come!

De Bruyne also made 16 assists last season as Genk were crowned Belgian champions for the third time. He has played twice against Chelsea this season, appearing for Genk in the 5-0 Champions League group stage defeat at Stamford Bridge  and again in the 1-1 draw at the Cristal Arena. He made his international debut in August 2010 in a friendly against Finland.

If he passes the fitness test on Monday, he will become the third Belgian player signed by Chelsea boss Villas-Boas following the arrivals of Romelu Lukaku and Thibaut Courtois. Villas-Boas admitted on Friday that Chelsea’s pursuit of De Bruyne – who would become their second January capture after Gary Cahill.

De Bruyne scored a double and set up a decisive pass in last weekend’s 5-0 win over Louvain, as RC Genk sit fifth in the league 13 points behind leaders Anderlecht.

Did You Know?

De Bruyne’s mother was born in Ealing, west London

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