Kevin de Bruyne's proposed move to Wolfsburg has inched a little closer.

The German club has agreed terms with De Bruyne's agents, which means the only thing left is an agreement between the two clubs.

It could prove a major obstacle since Chelsea continue to publicly insist that De Bruyne is not for sale but there is a feeling that this stance has softened in private.

Wolfsburg have offered £17million and would prefer to sign the Belgian midfielder on a permanent deal but they may be willing to consider a loan deal with various clauses about what might happen at the end of the season.

De Bruyne, signed from Genk for £7m two years ago, has rarely played for Chelsea. He spent 18 months on loan at Genk and Werder Bremen before he was recalled last summer but he has not made an appearance in the Barclays Premier League since September.