Mourinho confirms bids for De Bruyne

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Chelsea have received two official bids for out-of-favour attacker Kevin De Bruyne.

Wolfsburg’s sporting director Klaus Allofs claimed on Friday that the Belgium international is keen on joining the Bundesliga club this month, while a host of other sides from the German top flight have been linked with the 22-year-old.

De Bruyne spent the last season on loan with Werder Bremen and it now looks likely that his future is away from Stamford Bridge.

"We've had two for De Bruyne which we are analysing," Mourinho told reporters on Friday.

"We don't need a direct replacement [if De Bruyne leaves]. It's a position where we have options."

De Bruyne has made just two Premier League starts for Chelsea this season and is yet to score a goal for the club.

Mourinho had previously suggested he would not sell De Bruyne, despite publicly criticising his efforts in September's 2-0 Capital One Cup win over Swindon Town, although his stance appears to have softened.

He added: "We've had a few proposals for Kevin De Bruyne, we will keep analysing them. He's a fantastic player with potential."