- Title: SOCCER-GERMANY/DEBRUYNE FILE De Bruyne Man City move nears completion - reports
- Date: 27th August 2015
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (FILE MARCH 2015) (REUTERS) ****WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** KEVIN DE BRUYNE JOGGING WITH BELGIUM NATIONAL TEAM WIDE OF STADIUM DE BRUYNE TRAINING BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (FILE SEPTEMBER 2014) (REUTERS) DE BRUYNE WARMING UP MORE OF DE BRUYNE DE BRUYNE PLAYING IN PRACTICE MATCH DE BRUYNE WALKING GENK, BELGIUM (FILE OCTOBER 2011) (REUTERS) GENK TEAM TRAINING DE BRUYNE TRAINING WITH GENK DE BRUYNE HOLDING BALL COBHAM, NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (FILE DECEMBER 2013) (REUTERS) CHELSEA TRAINING GROUND CHELSEA COACH JOSE MOURINHO DE BRUYNE ALONGSIDE ANDRE SCHURRLE WOLFSBURG, GERMANY (FILE JANUARY 2014) (REUTERS) OUTSIDE OF WOLFSBURG'S STADIUM VFL WOLFSBURG COACH DIETER HECKING, PLAYER KEVIN DE BRUYNE AND VFL WOLFSBURG MANAGER KLAUS ALLOFS ARRIVING FOR NEWS CONFERENCE VARIOUS OF HECKING, DE BRUYNE AND ALLOFS POSING WITH WOLFSBURG SHIRT WOLFSBURG, GERMANY (FILE APRIL 2015) (REUTERS) DE BRUYNE AND ATTACKER BAS DOST WOLFSBURG TRAINING WOLFSBURG, GERMANY (FILE JANUARY 2015) (REUTERS) DE BRUYNE TRAINING TRAINING SESSION BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (FILE NOVEMBER 2014) (REUTERS) DE BRUYNE TRAINING WITH BELGIUM SQUAD MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE FEBRUARY 2014) (REUTERS) CHAMPIONS LEAGUE LOGO AT NEWS CONFERENCE MANCHESTER CITY MANAGER MANUEL PELLEGRINI MANCHESTER CITY SIGN EXTERIOR OF ETIHAD STADIUM
- Embargoed: 11th September 2015 13:00
- Location: Germany
- Country: Germany
- Topics: General
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- Story Text: VfL Wolfsburg attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne's transfer to Manchester City could be nearing completion, German and English media said on Thursday (August 27), with the player's agent also hoping for the deal to be sealed soon.
City have made repeated offers for the German league's player of the year and the 24-year-old is seen as all but certain to move to the Premier League this season for what is reported to be a record fee of 74 million euros ($84.03 million) for a Bundesliga player.
De Bruyne, who joined in 2014 from Chelsea after loan spells with Genk and Werder Bremen, has a contract at Wolfsburg until 2019.
His agent Patrick De Koster was quoted by several media outlets as saying the deal had not been completed but could be soon.
"We are relaxed about the situation and we will see what happens in the next day or two," De Koster said. "Kevin is not desperate to leave Wolfsburg but hopefully there will be a conclusion soon."
The Belgian international was in stellar form last season, scoring 10 goals and providing 21 assists as the Wolves finished Bundesliga runners-up last season. Wolfsburg also clinched the German Cup.
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