Kevin de Bruyne
De Bruyne has been in good form for Wolfsburg, but it seems doubtful that he will remain at the club for the long-term.Getty Images

Kevin De Bruyne's agent has confirmed that there has been informal contact over the Wolfsburg midfielder, but insists there are no concrete offers on the table.

De Bruyne has been heavy linked with both Manchester City and Manchester United in recent weeks.

Belgian international De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for the Volkswagen Arena in January 2014, has shown consistent superb form in the Bundesliga this season, providing a perfect riposte to those who doubted his ability after failing to meet the required standards during a disappointing stint at Stamford Bridge.

An impressive record of nine goals and 16 assists from 26 league outings has helped propel Dieter Hecking's side to second in the table, and has also seen the 23-year-old become subject to increasingly fervent speculation regarding a potential return to the Premier League.

Reigning champions Manchester City are believed to be particularly eager to move forward with a move for De Bruyne, although several other reputable European clubs, including their closest rivals, are also said to hold a firm interest in securing his signature.

"There are always interested teams and there has been some informal contact," agent Patrick de Koster told Focus, as reported by Goal.

"People have asked me how Kevin is doing, how he has been developing superbly and putting in good performances. That is only normal in situations like this. There have not been any concrete offers, though."

Denial of deals

Bayern Munich currently lead Wolfsburg by 10 points at the top of the Bundesliga, and their habit of securing regular silverware has led many to suggest that Pep Guardiola's side could be a perfect fit for De Bruyne.

However, De Koster, who evidently believes that his client would command a significant transfer fee in the event that he did move on this summer, was insistent that no talks have yet taken place with any delegate from Bayern over a potential transfer.

"I can assure you there have not been any talks with Bayern Munich," he continued. "When you want to know whether Bayern are interested in signing Kevin, you should ask [sporting director] Matthias Sammer or [technical director] Michael Reschke. It is true that I have worked with Reschke before, but that does not mean anything now.

"We will sit down with Wolfsburg first, that is a matter of respect. They supported Kevin during a difficult period, when he was unhappy at Chelsea."

With Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery both aged 31, it stands to reason that Bayern may beginning to consider long-term replacements for their highly-rated wing duo.

Ribery himself has recently spoken over a potential deal for De Bruyne, although appears to believe that Chelsea star Eden Hazard might be a preferable, if more expensive, alternative.