Ex-Chelsea man and European assist king Kevin de Bruyne has told German outlet Bild that he doesn't think he'll return to Chelsea whilst Jose Mourinho is in charge.
De Bruyne was sold by to Wolfsburg in January 2014 for £22m, with Chelsea making a tidy £15m profit on the Belgian. Now, however, the 23-year-old is worth around £4om as a result of a blistering season in the Bundesliga and Europa League.
Manchester United, Manchester City and Bayern Munich have both been linked to De Bruyne. Chelsea may have thought they would also be in with a shout of signing their ex-player, but the young man has claimed he won't return because of Mourinho.
"I think, to be honest, that I would not return to Chelsea as long as he is in charge," he told Sport Bild.
"I know that I like the Bundesliga, and it always did me good.
"But I don't fear to return to England, or to play in Spain. I believe I can make it there.
"You can't compare my time at Chelsea with what is now.
"If it's like that [with Munich interested] then Bayern have to talk to Wolfsburg. Then those responsible will know what the deal is."
The smart money is on the Belgian ending up at Bayern Munich as they are reportedly looking to find long term replacements for Frank Ribery and Arjen Robben, whilst Mario Götze has come under criticism from Bayern big-wig Franz Beckenbauer.
If he does indeed return to the Premier League, however, Chelsea and Mourinho will fear the damage he may do and just how silly it could make them look.