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Kevin De Bruyne Deal Appears Imminent for Manchester City

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Long transfer saga looks to finally be ending.

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After months of speculation it appears Kevin De Bruyne saga might finally be coming to an end. The Wolfsburg Attacking Midfielder helped lead the German club to second place finish in the Bundesliga last season after moving over from Chelsea the previous year.

Patrick De Koster who serves as De Bruyne's agent, told Sky Sports News on Wednesday that no final agreement was in place but could be achieved as early as Thursday.

Wolfsburg sporting executive Klaus Allofs said the following:

"What is true is that, after long consideration and several attempts to convince Kevin to play at Wolfsburg for another year, we have entered talks with Manchester City.

"As of now, he is a VfL Wolfsburg player, and will train with the squad as normal. We are willing to talk and are open to reaching an agreement, but should they fail to meet our demands, Kevin De Bruyne will remain at Wolfsburg this season. I'd quite like that."

The reported fee Manchester City will pay for the player is around £58 million. If that number is accurate it would break the club record set earlier this summer when Raheem Sterling joined the Blues from Liverpool.