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Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs is bracing himself for a bid from Manchester City for last season’s Bundesliga sensation Kevin De Bruyne.

The Belgium international still has four years remaining on his current contract with the German club, who retain aspirations of keeping the assist King due to loyalty after the way they welcomes him following his bad experience with Chelsea, and also the fact they will be competing in the Champions League next season.

“Kevin is under contract until 2019, we’re not a selling club and we don’t need the money,” Allofs told Ian Abrahams after Wolfsburg’s 1-0 loss to Arsenal in the Emirates Cup on Sunday.

“We’re in a project at Wolfsburg to compete one day with Bayern Munich and we are in need of these types of players.

“On the other hand we have to handle it seriously, we’ve have to respect the interest in the player, but the player also has to respect the interests of the club.

“But we don’t need the money and we haven’t received a single bid from anyone.

“Everybody loves Kevin in Wolfsburg and Germany – it’s not all about money.”

Secretly the talk is that Wolfsburg will sell if Manchester City meets their £60 million valuation, and as we saw with Liverpool and Raheem Sterling, the Reds held out for their asking price and got it in the end.