Manchester United have been linked by German press reports with a move for Wolfsburg forward Kevin De Bruyne. Manchester City were expected to wrap up the transfer this week, but it appears that United have made a late entrance to the battle for his signature.
Re: De Bruyne Man City been trying for a while to get him. Man UTD just entered the poker-table. Bayern: Will never let a star leave "easy"— Jan Aage Fjortoft (@JanAageFjortoft) August 24, 2015
United struggled to break down Newcastle at the weekend and have been linked with a number of forwards in recent days as a possible solution. Players like Sadio Mane, Thomas Muller, Sadio Mane and Alexandre Pato have all been rumoured as possible targets, but De Bruyne could have jumped the queue in the list of priorities.
De Bruyne is clearly open to a switch to Manchester, with his agent trying to engineer a move, and it isn't clear that he is especially keen on City over United, so there remains a chance for United to make a move for his signature. A transfer would cost around £50 million, but United tell everyone and their mum that they are willing to spend money.