Manchester United are considering a move in signing Wolfsburg midfielder Kevin De Bruyne this summer, according to talkSPORT.
The 23-year-old struggled during his time at Chelsea and made a switch to Bundesliga last January. Since joining the German outfit, he has been in fine form. This season, the attacking midfielder has scored nine goals and registered 16 assists from 26 league starts.
De Bruyne's impressive display for Wolfsburg has seen him attract interest from clubs across England and Europe. His side are second in the league table with 54 points, trailing league leaders Bayern Munich by 10 points.
The Belgium international has also attracted interest from Bayern and the German champions have already made a bid of £35m ($51.7m) for his services last week. It is unlikely that Wolfsburg will sell their star player to their domestic rivals.
He has been a target for Louis van Gaal's side since the start of this year. The player's agent admitted that United are monitoring his client, while rejecting any possibility of the former Chelsea man returning to the Premier League during the mid season.
The 20-times English champions are still interested in securing De Bruyne's services and are believed to be leading the race in bringing him back to England after the end of the season. His representative Patrick De Koster claims interested clubs should pay at least €50m (£37m, $54.8m) in signing the midfielder.
The Wolfsburg star can play as an attacking midfielder or on the wide positions. Van Gaal is looking for versatile players to strengthen United's squad and could bring the ex-Blues midfielder to Old Trafford in the summer.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail reports that United's league rivals and Premier League champions Manchester City are also in the race in landing De Bruyne. The player has hinted a move away from his current employers is possible after admitting that he will not continue at Wolfsburg forever.
"Should an even bigger club make a move suddenly and Wolfsburg were to agree, it is like it is. I am not saying that I'll be leaving soon, but I am also not saying that I will stay here forever. That would be stupid," De Bruyne explained.