Manchester City are ready to battle it out with Paris Saint-Germain for bringing Kevin de Bruyne to play for their club. The Wolfsburg midfielder has had a bid placed on him by the English side, and is understood to be an attempt to bring more depth to an already full Manchester City side.
De Bruyne, on a holiday at present after a successful season with Wolfsburg, who finished second in the league, is understood to talk about his contract with the club, in a few days time. But growing interest from English and French clubs may allure the Belgian national out of Germany.
The bid is estimated to be around £50 million, as the restrictions put on by UEFA on both these clubs, based on FFP, have been lifted, allowing them an easy transfer season. Although Wolfsburg have no specific intention of selling the midfielder, only a higher bid could settle the deal between the clubs now.
De Bruyne left Chelsea last summer after a season loan at Wolfsburg, has only been growing in quality and stature, and was an instrumental part in the team’s qualification for the Champions League. Raking in 25 assists and 15 goals in 45 matches, he has proven his worth and much more. Brought in for just £18 million from Stamford Bridge, he’s a bargain buy.
As this means they have an increased budget this year, and adding to it an improved sponsorship deal with Volkswagen means even £50 million could fall less for him.
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