German side Borussia Dortmund have tabled a bid of £14.5 million for Chelsea starlet Kevin de Bruyne.

De Bruyne signed for the Blues in January 2012 but stayed at Genk for the remainder of last season before joining Werder Bremen on loan last summer.

He hasn’t even featured for us, but there has been so much talk about where he will be plying his trade next season, and with Bayer Leverkusen’s Andre Schurrle reportedly on the verge of signing for us. It seems his time is up at Stamford Bridge before it has even begun.

He’s scored six goals and set up nine more in 29 league outings this season, and he has attracted attention from other Bundesliga sides.

And Dortmund have now emerged as serious contenders, with the TalkSport website claiming they have made a £14.5 million offer which we may accept.

It will be a shame if he leaves without showing us why we paid so much for him back in 2011, but that is the world of football these days.