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City close to capturing Wolfsburg midfielder


Manchester City are reportedly near to agreeing a fee for Kevin De Bruyne

The two clubs are believed to be in advanced talks with the final sum thought to be around £50million.

Despite De Bruyne’s agent insisting his client has not handed in a transfer request, the 24-year-old could soon make a return to the Premier League.

Wolfsburg’s sporting director Klaus Allos has fuelled speculation about a possible deal being struck by saying they were looking to find “a decision that will be best for everyone involved.”

City have declined to comment when asked about De Bruyne but manager Manuel Pellegrini has refused to rule out bringing in another face before the close of the transfer window.

“The window closes on September 1. Before that, nobody knows what will happen. When things are finished, then I can talk about them” said Pellegrini.

City sign Otamendi

Earlier this week, Nicolas Otamendi, who was named in La Liga’s 2014-15 team of the season, joined Manchester City from Valencia for £32million.

There were reports suggesting the centre-back was close to joining Manchester United but City have won the race for the 27-year-old.

The Argentina international has signed a five-year contract with the Etihad club and becomes City’s third major signing alongside Raheem Sterling and Fabian Delph.

Otamendi will likely feature on the City bench for tomorrow’s match against Everton, with Pellegrini preferring to stick by the impressive duo of Vincent Kompany and Eliaquim Mangala.

Written by Jack Wynne – @JackRobertWynne


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