De Bruyne will cost City £50 million

De Bruyne will cost City £50 million

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Kevin de Bruyne moved to Wolfsburg from Chelsea in January 2014

Manchester City will have to pay £50 million for the second time this transfer window if they are to buy ex-Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne. 

De Bruyne, who left Chelsea in 2014 after Jose Mourinho refused to grant him his wish to play every week, is one of the most sought after players in Europe after a superb season for Wolfsburg last year.

The Belgian was undoubtedly the star as his side won the German Cup and were only beaten to the Bundesliga title by Bayern Munich. He has since been heavily linked with a move back to the Premiership with Manchester City the only club apparently willing to pay the asking price in transfer fee and salary.

If they are to buy de Bruyne they will have to once again pay close to £50 million for him- they recently paid £49 million for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling- as Wolfsburg seek to squeeze every possible penny out of last season’s Premiership runners-up, according to reports in England this morning.