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Saturday 10 December 2016

Kevin De Bruyne: 'I will move if the price is right'

Kevin De Bruyne
Kevin De Bruyne

MANCHESTER City target Kevin De Bruyne admits he could move in a big-money transfer this summer - even though he expects to stay at Wolfsburg.

The Belgium international, who left Stamford Bridge in an £18million deal in January 2014, has been linked with some of Europe's top clubs with Premier League pair Manchester City leading the chase for the attacking midfielder. Manchester United, Bayern Munich and Paris St Germain also reported to be interested.

But the 23-year-old said he is planning to stay at Wolfsburg where this season he has scored 10 goals in 31 appearances and has a joint Bundesliga record of 20 assists.

"You never know what will happen in football," said De Bruyne, who is under contract at Wolfsburg until 2019.

"A club might step in and make an offer that pleases Wolfsburg and also makes me happy.

"Right now, I say that I will stay in Wolfsburg.

"But I don't like it when players say they'll stay no matter what and are gone after the first offer."

De Bruyne made only two Premier League starts for Chelsea following his £6.7million move from Belgian club Genk in 2012.

He spent the 2012-13 season on loan at Werder Bremen and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho quickly decided the player was surplus to requirements after he returned to Stamford Bridge in the summer of 2013.

But De Bruyne said: "I was younger back then, and not a lot of very young players get a shot in that team.

"I think I am capable of playing at every club."

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