Kevin de Bruyne to Manchester City: Former Chelsea star is available for £50m - reports

Two-time Premier League champions remain active in the transfer market

Samuel Stevens
Wednesday 05 August 2015 08:06
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Wolfsburg are believed to be willing to sell Kevin de Bruyne to Manchester City after weeks of insistence to the contrary - but the German club have slapped a £50m price tag on his head.

Chief executive Klaus Allofs claimed last week the 24-year-old was 'unsellable' but that stance appears to have changed after the former Chelsea ace rejected a new contract offer.

According to the Daily Mirror, Wolfsburg have made it known they will listen to offers and have set a valuation of £50m for de Bruyne to leave the Bundesliga and seal a lucrative return to the Premier League.

It remains to be seen whether City, who have Financial Fair Play rules to adhere to, will be prepared to splash out such a considerable outlay just weeks after securing Raheem Sterling for a similar fee.

Raheem Sterling has already joined Manchester City this summer

However the report suggests the two-time Premier League champions may be more likely to do business if the fee can be negotiated down to £38m before the transfer window deadline at the end of the month.

City have finally agreed a £14m deal to sell Edin Dzeko to Roma but are in no hurry to find a replacement with Manuel Pellegrini happy with Sergio Aguero and Wilfried Bony being his only two recognised fowards.

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