Following a spree which saw Manchester City splash the cash to secure the services of Raheem Sterling, Fabian Delph and Patrick Roberts in quick succession, it was widely believed that the Premier League giants would move on to secure the services of Kevin De Bruyne.
The Belgian global has been the subject of a series of reports claiming City are readying a bid of up to £50m this summer, although the Bundesliga club are adamant that he is not for sale. I am just trying to stay loyal and tell the truth.’.
“I’m not the type to say that I’m staying here, and then in two weeks that I’m off”, De Bruyne said.
Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne (right) represents Belgium during an global friendly soccer match against Colombia, in Brussels November 14, 2013. “For me it is just important that I am fit in one or two weeks, when it really starts”.
However, while the club have always maintained their not for sale stance, the player has preferred to keep his options open. That’s just football, but I know of course that it is not easy for the fans. The German side’s sporting director Klaus Allofs has admitted the club have no need to sell one of the prized assets but De Koster revealed talks over a new contract are on hold until at least the end of the transfer window.
But Allofts insisted that Wolfsburg were not dependent on the transfer money although they would study any offers out of respect for the player. But the probability of him staying is at 99.9 per cent.’.