General Manager of Bundesliga side Wolfsburg Klaus Allofs believes that Chelsea is now kicking themselves for selling Belgium international Kevin De Bruyne to them for £18 million.

The 23-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge from Genk in 2012 and was sent out on loan to Werder Bremen before returning to Chelsea where he had a hard time trying to get into the first team making just nine appearances before being sold to Wolfsburg in January 2014.

Allofs claims that Chelsea have been watching his progress and may be tempted to try and buy him back.

“’At Chelsea they watch with appreciation as Kevin has developed,” Allofs told Kicker.

“They’ve seen it confirmed why they were reluctant to let him leave.”

Wolfsburg is currently second in the German Bundesliga trailing leaders Bayern Munich by eight points with Allofs hoping that Champions League football next season will be enough to make the attacking midfielder want to stay at Wolfsburg.

“Kevin will be leaving if we do not qualify for the Champions League come the end of this season or afterwards. All those other clubs are not blind to see,” Allofs continued.

“Anyway, they would definitely have to dig very deep into their pockets. That’s why most of them are definitely without a chance to sign him.”