Man City have made an improved offer of up to £47m for Belgian star Kevin de Bruyne, according to The Guardian.
Following Wolfsburg’s rejection of City’s £35m bid for the Bundesliga’s player of the season a few days ago, the 2013/14 Premier League champions have made a tempting offer to the German side, believed to be an initial £40m with add-ons of up to £7m.
The Wolves’s sporting director Klaus Allofs has spoken to German football magazine Kicker about the rumoured bid.
“I think some other clubs have definitely turned Kevin’s head. Some huge figures are doing the rounds and I can understand why Kevin is leaving everything open.
“He’s got to listen to the offers. I can’t expect from him that he doesn’t even want to entertain them. If he was only contracted to us until 2017, then yes, it would be different. But let’s be honest about it – it’s highly unlikely that he’ll stay with us right up until 2019.”
Representatives of de Bruyne failed to deny the fact that Man City had made another offer for the 23-year-old.
De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick de Koster revealed last week that his client’s contract talks with Wolfsburg had been put on hold until the end of the window.
He said: “There is an agreement between both parties that we will wait and see what happens. We have a very strong relationship with Klaus Allofs and if the time comes then we will sit down and talk about a new contract.”
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