Sorry, Man City and Bayern Munich – Kevin de Bruyne ‘will stay with us’, Wolfsburg official says

While some of Europe's biggest clubs have had their eye on Kevin de Bruyne with a summer bid in mind, Wolfsburg's director of sport is saying 'the signal has already been sent out' - he's going nowhere.

Kevin de Bruyne and Wolfsburg finished second in the Bundesliga in 2014/15. Fabrizio Bensch / Reuters
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Wolfsburg have sent a “hands off” signal to the clubs chasing Kevin de Bruyne by saying their Belgium midfielder is not for sale as they look to improve his contract.

Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked to the 24-year-old attacking midfielder who helped steer Wolfsburg to a Uefa Champions League place next season and scored in last month's German Cup final win over Borussia Dortmund.

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De Bruyne has a contract with Wolfsburg until 2019, and Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs says they want to sit down and offer him an improved deal to keep him at the Bundesliga runners-up.

“Kevin has a contract until 2019, so the signal has already been sent out. He will stay with us,” Allofs told German broadcaster Sport1.

“We’ve said we will look at his contract.

“The aim is to take into account financially Kevin’s extraordinary development and I think we will reach an agreement here very quickly.”

The Belgian attracted plenty of attention after scoring 16 goals and setting up 29 more in all competitions in a stellar season after joining from Chelsea, where he was given few opportunities by manager Jose Mourinho.

Wolfsburg will be back in the Champions League next season for the first time since 2009, having finished second to Bayern Munich in the German league last season.

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