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Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho says that he was right to sell Kevin De Bruyne when he did, as the Belgium international now looks set to return to the Premiership with reports suggesting that Manchester City are close to finalising a deal for the Wolfsburg midfielder.



The-24-year old Bundesliga star left Chelsea in 2014 for £18 million after having failed to nail down a place in Jose Mourinho’s team, and now looks set to join Manchester City for a fee believed to be £50.4 million.



“With De Bruyne, if you have a player knocking on your door and crying every day he wants to leave, you have to make a decision. At that time, Chelsea did well,” said Mourinho.



“If De Bruyne stayed here, not happy and not motivated, and we’d sold him after a year, we’d have got less – 50 per cent less than we sold him for.



“He was not ready to compete. He was an upset kid, training very bad.”