Manchester United have received a boost in their reported pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne, after the Metro reported that Wolfsburg were willing to accept bids for the playmaker.
However, the Bundesliga outfit value the 24-year-old at £50m (via Metro), so it is likely that they will be more than happy to knock back bids that come up well short.
Louis van Gaal’s biggest rival for the former Chelsea man’s signature appears to be Manchester City (via Metro), which would suggest that should De Bruyne leave Germany, he is likely to be coming back to the Premier League.
Should he return to England, he will be hoping to prove to the Blues that they made a huge mistake in letting him go in 2014. Judging by his most recent form for Dieter Hecking’s side, he is more than capable.
Last season, he finished with ten goals and a staggering 20 assists as Wolfsburg finished as Bayern Munich’s nearest challengers in the top flight. If the club are to close the ten-point gap that separated them from Pep Guardiola’s men last term, keeping De Bruyne is essential.
But, they will have to hope that their asking price puts any interested sides off making a move. However, given what he achieved last season, that seems unlikely.
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