Wolfsburg's club director Klaus Allofs has confirmed that Kevin de Bruyne is on his way to Manchester City in the next few days after talks over his transfer have progressed, with only minor details left to sort out before the end of the transfer window. This would be the Belgian's second stint in the Premier League, having previously played a part with Chelsea from where he transferred in 2013.
The Daily Mail believes that a fee in the range of £54m ($83m) has been agreed between the two clubs, taking City's spending for the summer to more than £150m ($231m). This summer, they have already secured the transfers of Raheem Sterling, Nicolas Otamendi, Fabian Delph, Patrick Roberts, Enes Unal and David Faupala.
The clubs have been in negotiations over De Bruyne's transfer and a deal has been struck to bring him to the Etihad. Manchester United were also interested in signing the player, as reported by German Publication Sport1, but City refused to give their local rivals a sniff at their top target and are likely to complete a deal over the weekend of 29-30 August.
"We will complete everything either tonight or tomorrow. De Bruyne is off to Manchester City. I explained at the press conference that we had begun talks, those talks have progressed. Now only minor issues remain," Allofs said, as quoted by the Daily Mail.
Manchester City have made a strong start to their Premier League campaign, winning all three games, scoring eight goals and conceding none, as Manuel Pellegrini looks to put a strong marker to their title credentials early in the season. Raheem Sterling, their most expensive signing before the transfer of De Bruyne, has started the season strongly after moving from Liverpool this summer.
In comparison, the likes of Liverpool and Manchester United have both dropped points over the weekend after involving in two goalless draws against Arsenal and Newcastle United last week. City face Watford in the league on 29 August, as they look to take their winning run over two seasons to 10 games on the trot.