Monday 19 March 2018

Wolfsburg hopeful of De Bruyne signing

Kevin De Bruyne set for a move to Wolfsburg
Kevin De Bruyne set for a move to Wolfsburg

Wolfsburg are optimistic they will clinch the signing of midfielder Kevin de Bruyne from Chelsea.

The 22-year-old Belgian player has been unable to earn a regular first-team place at Stamford Bridge, and the arrival of Nemanja Matic from Benfica means he will be sacrificed by manager Jose Mourinho.

De Bruyne had a successful loan spell with Wolfsburg's Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen last season, and is now poised to make a permanent switch to Germany. German reports suggest Wolfsburg will pay around 20million euros (£16.7million) for the player.

Wolfsburg are on a mid-season trip in China, but sporting director Klaus Allofs told German broadcaster NDR: "Kevin is in Wolfsburg. We hope that everything so far is going to plan."

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