Manchester City and Man United facing uphill battle to sign Kevin De Bruyne after club confirm he’s not for sale

Manchester City and Manchester United have been dealt a blow in their hopes of landing Kevin De Bruyne, after Wolfsburg insisted that the playmaker is not for sale, the Daily Express report.

Francisco Garcia, chief of the club’s supervisory board, has spoken out regarding the 24-year-old’s future, the Express report, and has sent a defiant message to any interested club.

“We don’t want to sell anyone, including Kevin,” he said.

“Of course the player has to want to stay, but we’re not worried about that at the moment,” he added.

After struggling to make the grade at Chelsea, the Belgian has rebuilt his career in the Bundesliga and is now considered as one of the most dangerous players in Europe. While he hit the back of the net 10 times, his influence was perhaps best highlighted by his ability to provide goalscoring opportunities for his teammates. He managed an incredible 20 assists, which was two more than anyone else in Europe.

However, while Wolfsburg do not perhaps boast the same profile as Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund – having only won the league title once in their history – De Bruyne’s efforts have guided them to their first German Cup triumph, as well as helping them to a position in the table where they have qualified for the Champions League. Given the success that he has enjoyed so far, he may decide that going back to the Premier League is not the best thing for his career.

But, should he decide that he has unfinished business in England, he could choose to put himself in the shop window, despite what his club says.

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