bundesliga.com takes a look at some of the stars who may just set the league alight when the action gets back underway this weekend.
After playing just 58 minutes for Chelsea FC in the Premier League this season, will be looking to recapture the sort of form that saw him find the net on ten occasions in 33 appearances while on loan at SV Werder Bremen last term. VfL Wolfsburg's new signing also created more scoring chances (124) than any other Bundesliga player in 2012/13, while only Bayer 04 Leverkusen's Stefan Kießling attempted more shots than the 22-year-old Belgian in the previous campaign.
Like De Bruyne, is hoping for a new lease of life at his new club, 1. FSV Mainz 05. The two-footed midfielder may have been used sparingly at Wolfsburg, but the South Korean captain was a revelation during an 18-month loan spell at FC Augsburg between January 2012 and the summer of 2013. During his time at the SGL Arena, the 25-year-old scored eight goals in 36 Bundesliga appearances, including four from outside the penalty area, highlighting his shooting ability from distance.
Augsburg fans won't be the only ones keeping an interested eye on during the 2013/14 Rückrunde. The 22-year-old South Korean striker has agreed to join Borussia Dortmund in the summer and will be looking to make a good impression on Jürgen Klopp and Co. during his second spell with die Fuggerstädter. While on loan at FCA from Sunderland AFC during the second half of the 2012/13 season, Ji appeared in every Bundesliga match, and was second only to Sascha Mölders in Augsburg's scoring charts.
Ankle and stomach muscle injuries have restricted 's appearances to just six this season, but the 23-year-old has nonetheless shown plenty of promise since joining SC Freiburg from FC Viktoria Plzen last summer. On average, the Czech Republic international has won 41 challenges per game - more than any other player in Germany's top flight. The hard-working midfielder also demonstrated his goalscoring ability with his long-range strike against 1. FC Nürnberg on Matchday 11.
played just 173 minutes for Hamburger SV this season, but his debut campaign for die Rothosen was altogether more successful. Hannover 96's new loan signing, who is known for his powerful shot, found the net on 12 occasions in 2012/13. Standing at 1.83 metres, Rudnevs perhaps isn't the tallest of target men, but he is dangerous in the air nonetheless: Four of his dozen strikes for HSV last term came from headers.