Manchester City should find out today if their £58 million bid for Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has been successful or not, as it appears they have beaten rivals Manchester United to one of the German leagues biggest stars.
Wolfsburg’s sporting director Klaus Allofs has said there will be an announcement soon, which could come before City boss Manuel Pellegrini is due to meet the press this lunchtime.
“He’s had an astonishing, astonishing offer from City and we can’t compete with that,” he said. “We had to take it seriously and that is the way we react with our players and finally we decided to start negotiations with City.”
A private jet is believed to be on standby to fly the Bundesliga assist king to Manchester for a medical which if successful will see Wolfsburg making a massive profit of the 24-year-old Belgium international who they signed from Chelsea two years ago for £18 million.