Manchester City and Manchester United have been handed a massive boost in their ongoing pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne after the midfielder refused to commit his future to Wolfsburg.
The Belgium international has been in fine form for the Bundesliga outfit, scoring 10 goals and registering 19 assists in the league this season. His form has attracted interest from both Manchester clubs as they look to land the talented player.
German giants Bayern Munich are also in the race after they made an "informal contact" with De Bruyne's agent. The 23-year-old has admitted that he is happy at Wolfsburg, but has opened the door for a big money move away from his current employers this summer.
"What will happen in the summer I don't know," De Bruyne told Eurosport.
"As a player it is so stupid to say that I will stay here and then some big club is coming in and offer Wolfsburg a lot of money that they want and they say you can go or something like that."
"I'm very happy here and I think I will play here next season, but I can't give you a 100% guarantee," the midfielder said.
Any move from United for the midfielder will see them battle their neighbours. The player's agent has already confirmed that City are interested in signing his client.
De Bruyne left Chelsea in January 2014, despite having an impressive loan spell with Werder Bremen during the 2012/13 season. In the summer of 2013, he returned to Stamford Bridge and saw his first team appearances being limited in the first half of the following season.
The former Blues midfielder has revealed that lack of playing time with the Premier League champions forced him to leave the west London club. De Bruyne also went on to suggest that he was happy with his decision to leave Chelsea in search of regular game time.
"[Jose] Mourinho told me to come back and that's what I did," the former Chelsea midfielder explained.
"After six months of not playing a lot I told the club that I wanted to leave and I didn't want to go on loan anymore because if you come back you will be always in the same situation and I think the decision that I made to come here was a great decision and at the end I think that I'm doing well right now so I'm very happy with all the decisions that I've made," he added.