The midfielder is set to put pen to paper in the coming days
Manchester City have reportedly agreed a club record fee of £54 million to sign Kevin de Bruyne from Wolfsburg.
It is understood that some parts of the deal are yet to be completed, but the former Chelsea playmaker has already been removed from Wolfsburg’s squad for their match against Schalke, ahead of his proposed move to the Etihad.
The Belgium international is expected to sign a six year contract, worth approximately £200,000 a week.
German sport publication Bild say that a transfer has been agreed “in principle” between both clubs.
De Bruyne made a record number of assists in last season’s Bundesliga
The player’s agent Patrick De Koster also said: “The deal has not happened yet. Maybe it will be done tomorrow.”
It will be the second time this summer that the Sky Blues will have broken their transfer record, having spent £49 million on Raheem Sterling.
City have made an imperious start to the season, but are still keen to add to their squad, as they seek to regain the Premier League title, and challenge for the Champions League.
Manchester United have also reportedly been interested in signing the 24 year old, but are set to be pipped by their rivals, as was the case with the signings of Nicolas Otamendi and Pedro.
If the De Bruyne transfer was to go through, it would take City’s summer spending up to a whopping £162 million.