Kevin De Bruyne has revealed that Jose Mourinho blocked a switch from Chelsea to Borussia Dortmund.

The Belgian midfielder had been keen on joining Dortmund, having fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge; he eventually moved to Dortmund's Bundesliga rivals Wolfsburg in the winter window.

Mourinho vetoed the switch, in part, it has been claimed, because he was frustrated in efforts to take Dortmund hitman Robert Lewandowski to Chelsea.