Like Nicolas Otamendi earlier in the summer (via Daily Express), Manchester United look set to be beaten by their local rivals once again to one of their summer targets, after the Daily Express reported that Man City had agreed a £58m fee for Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne.
The former Chelsea man is one of the most highly-rated players in Europe currently, after he bounced back from a difficult time at Stamford Bridge.
Despite the dominance of Bayern Munich, the 24-year-old was arguably the best player in the Bundesliga last season, scoring ten and bagging an amazing 20 assists. His efforts also helped Dieter Hecking’s side clinch the German Cup for the first time in their history.
The arrival of the Belgian is likely to alarm City’s main rivals for the Premier League title, especially given the start that the Citizens have made to the new campaign. With three wins from three, the signing of De Bruyne will provide a huge boost that could make Manuel Pellegrini’s men very difficult to catch.
Get upto £200 in free matched bets with bet365 - Click here to find out more