Salah is the league's top scorer with 22 goals, while he also has 13 assists. De Bruyne is fourth on the goalscoring list with 15 and the Belgian international has seven assists.
Both Salah and De Bruyne have won the award before, in the 2017-18 and 2019-20 seasons respectively.
The other nominees are Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold, City's Joao Cancelo, West Ham United's Jarrod Bowen, Arsenal's Bukayo Saka, Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min and Southampton's James Ward-Prowse.
City defender Ruben Dias won the award last season.