Bayern Munich set to hijack Man City bid for Kevin De Bruyne

Ritabrata Banerjee / 24 August 2015

As the summer transfer window is coming to an end the transfer rumours and speculations are in full flow in the media. Several clubs have already completed their transfers and some still have half done business. Several big names have changed their coilour of jersey and moved to some other clubs. In this season’s transfer window among the Premier League clubs, Manchester City have been the most active side so far. City had spent record transfer fee for a British player, as they signed Raheem Sterling from Liverpool for £49 million. 

They also bought Valencia CF central defender Nicolas Otamendi for £32 million beating Manchester United in the race. After completing Otamendi signing they were linked with former Chelsea FC defender Kevin De Bruyne who currently plays for Bundsliga side Wolfsburg. It was reported that City had agreed a deal with the German club for a £50.4 million move for the talented Belgian midfielder.

But recent reports claim that Bundesliga giants and defending champions Bayern Munich may enter the race to hijack City’s move. German newspaper Bild suggests that Bayern Munich are a kay force in this race and they might wrap up the deal soon.

Wolfsburg initially had claimed that they would not sell their star player this season as they are eyeing to challenge for the Bundesliga title. But in the past few weeks things have changed as De Bruyne apparently had handed a transfer request to the club.


Bayern Munich have signed Douglas Costa and Arturo Vidal this season so far and Pep Guardiola have let Bastian Schweinsteiger leave the club for Manchester United. It is believed that he might want to sign in an attacking midfielder who could add depth to the squad. They currently have two ageing superstars Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery who remains injury plagued for most of the season.

Kevin De Bruyen is a versatile young player who can play in any position in the midfield. After joining Wolfsburg from Chelsea in 2014, the player has grown up to be one of the best upcoming players in the world.

It will be interesting to see if Manchester City can now outbid Bayern to lure the Belgian’s services.

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