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Chelsea sign Genk midfielder de Bruyne

Updated: Tuesday, 31 Jan 2012 10:03

Andre Villa Boas has signed Kevin de Bruyne
Andre Villa Boas has signed Kevin de Bruyne

Chelsea have completed the signing of highly-rated midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Genk, the Belgian club have announced.

The 20-year-old has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal and will remain at the Belgian champions on loan until the end of the season.

De Bruyne, who is predominantly a left-sided player, has been on Chelsea's radar for some time and has played twice against the London club in this year's Champions League group stages.