Kevin de Bruyne
Kevin de Bruyne gives Manchester United and Manchester City hope Getty

Manchester United and Manchester City have been handed a massive boost in signing Kevin De Bruyne after Wolfsburg admitted that he would return to the Premier League.

The 23-year-old was deemed surplus to requirements at Chelsea and their manager Jose Mourinho sanctioned his sale in January 2014. Since completing a £15.2m ($23.2m) switch to the Bundesliga, the midfielder has been in fine form.

During the 2014/15 season, De Bruyne scored 10 goals and managed 20 goals in the league. He also scored in his side's 3-1 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the DFP-Pokal final in May.

The Belgium international's form has seen both United and City being heavily linked with the former Premier League starlet. The player said top clubs in England appeal to him and revealed that he will discuss his future with Wolfsburg.

"If I leave, I have no preference where I go. In my head, it is 95 % I won't go to Russia or Italy. It is not my style of play," De Bruyne said.

"But England, Spain, France or the Bundesliga, yes. They are the best leagues. They are some very good teams. That appeals to me."

"We will discuss my future, the club and me, once the season is finished," he said. "I have not caused any problems. I am going to take my time.

"But the squad really has to be reinforced because it will be harder next season to play both the Bundesliga and the Champions League," he added.

De Bruyne earlier admitted he will never return to Chelsea as long as the former Real Madrid manager is in charge at Stamford Bridge.

The Belgian criticised Mourinho for questioning his attitude in training and suggested the Blues manager was giving an excuse for not playing him regularly at the west London club.

"I still don't understand why Jose Mourinho let me leave. I never discussed it with him. I started to play and then it was finished," the midfielder said.

"After four months, I asked him to leave. I didn't want to stay at a club where I wasn't even playing for 10 minutes. He said it was my attitude in training? It is an excuse he can use. When I was transferred to Wolfsburg, Chelsea got their money. Everyone was happy."