Manchester United and Arsenal are now facing a tough battle to lure Kevin De Bruyne back to the Premier League, with reports from the Daily Star claiming that Bayern Munich are now in for the former Chelsea man.
The Belgium international officially ended his brief spell with the Blues 12 months ago to sign for the Bundesliga side, and has been a big success so far this term – notching 10 assists already.
His performances are understood to have alerted both Arsenal and United, however the player’s agent has talked down suggestions of a switch for his client this month.
But this has not deterred Bayern, with manager Pep Guardiola a fan of the attacking midfielder.
And the Bavarian giants have been boosted, with Wolfsburg’s sporting director, Klaus Alofs, having revealed that the Volkswagen-based side may struggle to fight off their domestic rivals’ interest in De Bruyne:
“We might have to let go of certain players.” His quoted by the Daily Star.
“Of course, Kevin has the potential to play for Bayern Munich. But he also needs the right conditions in order to do shine and to be given the right role. That’s the case at Wolfsburg, but I don’t know whether he fits Pep Guardiola’s philosophy.
“We got lucky that Kevin was unhappy at Chelsea when we signed him. It didn’t work out for him under Jose Mourinho. Unlike Wolfsburg, Bayern are capable of signing big names even if they are happy at their club, though.”