Former Chelsea flop linked with Manchester United has big-name suitors

Kevin De Bruyne’s agent has confirmed that he has been contacted by a number of big clubs, who are interested in signing the playmaker this summer.

The Belgium international has been in scintillating form for Wolfsburg this season after failing to make the grade at Chelsea.

Since a permanent move to the Bundesliga from the Blues at the end of last season, De Bruyne has fired the German side into an unlikely title challenge.

Given the star’s excellent performances, both Manchester United and City have been linked with a move for the attacking midfielder.

The winger’s agent Patrick Koster has confirmed that De Bruyne is in demand and that there has been contact already.

“There are always interested teams and there has been some informal contact,” the Daily Mail quote him as saying.

“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.”

Bayern Munich are also said to be interested in De Bruyne, but Koster stated that there has not been any contact from the Bavarians as yet.

“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.”

De Bruyne also starred for Belgium at the World Cup and leads the Bundesliga assists table this season.