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Report: Manchester City close on deal for De Bruyne
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Report: Manchester City close on deal for De Bruyne

Published Aug. 21, 2015 11:53 a.m. ET

Manchester City are in advanced negotiations with Wolfsburg for the transfer of former Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, Sky Germany reports.

A deal for the 24-year-old believed to be worth around 70m euros (£50.4m) is expected to be announced on Monday.

De Bruyne trained with his current club on Friday morning and is in their squad for the Bundesliga match at Cologne on Saturday.


Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini was asked about the potential deal on Friday but refused to be drawn.

"I don't talk about rumours," he said. "I have to talk about so many players, it is impossible. When things are finished, then I can talk about them.

"The window closes on 1 September. Before that, nobody knows what happens."

City are understood to have made a £47m offer for the player last week which was rejected.

Pellegrini's men have made a good start to the Premier League season, beating West Bromwich Albion and champions Chelsea by the same 3-0 scoreline.

And City have been big players in the transfer market this summer, as they look to recapture the title, having acquired forward Raheem Sterling from Liverpool, defender Nicolas Otamendi from Valencia, and midfielder Fabian Delph from Aston Villa.



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