Manchester United to make move for former Chelsea playmaker

Manchester United are monitoring the situation of Wolfsburg maestro Kevin De Bruyne after the German club conceded they may have to offload the playmaker if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.

The Belgium international has been inspirational for the Bundesliga side so far this season, scoring 11 goals and providing 14 assists.

The 23-year-old joined Wolfsburg from Chelsea in January of last year for a fee of £18m.

However, De Bruyne has been in such incredible form that there is already talk of him securing yet another big-money move away from the German side, just a year after joining them.

As well as Manchester United reportedly expressing interest, Spanish league champions Atletico Madrid are also watching the player closely.

If the Red Devils manage to qualify for the Champions League next season, Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs admits the club must do the same if they are to have any chance of keeping hold of  De Bruyne.

Speaking to Kicker, Allofs said: “It is possible that we would have to part with him [De Bruyne] if we didn’t have Champions League football, but anyone who does want him would have to dig deep into their pockets to satisfy our demands.”

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