Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been urged to quit Stamford Bridge by Belgium manager Marc Wilmots.
De Bruyne looks to be out of favour in Jose Mourinho’s plans after failing to impress the Portuguese boss.
The Belgium midfielder has been under speculation that he will be looking for a way out of the club with a return to Weder Bremen on the horizon where he spent the year on loan last season.
The 22-year-old has made just two Premier League starts this season playing just 132 minutes of Premier League football and fears his hopes of a World Cup call up could hang in the balance.
And boss Wilmots has told reporters that De Bruyne must leave the club to find regular first team football.
Reported by the Express, he told German paper Sport-BILD: “My request is that Kevin de Bruyne plays regular first-team football.
"Everyone knows what he is capable of.”
Wilmots believes that Schalke would be the perfect club for De Bruyne to join.
"Schalke is a special club for me and it would be great to see a player of this quality play for Schalke 04.” He added.
"Kevin de Bruyne is a player that many clubs are about to consider."