Wolfsburg are holding out for €60 million before they sell Kevin de Bruyne this summer, according to reports in Belgium.
The playmaker has been in incredible form so far this season since securing his permanent switch to the Bundesliga, producing 20 assists for his team-mates to score in the league and in Europe to earn the nickname 'King of Assists'.
De Bruyne left Chelsea to join Wolsfburg in the January transfer window last year for a fee of around £17 million, but according to Belgian newspaper HLN they are hoping to make a huge profit on the 23-year-old if they are forced to sell up.
Manchester City have been linked with a swoop for the Belgian international as they look to inject life into their squad after a listless season, while Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain had been credited with an interest in him. Vincent Kompany is said to have put in a good word for his countryman to the Manchester City hierarchy.
It has previously been suggested that Chelsea were looking at the possibility of taking De Bruyne back to Stamford Bridge, but it seems as though their interest as cooled somewhat.
De Bruyne didn't get a chance to prove his worth at Chelsea before he was sold, and played just 132 minutes in the Premier League after his £7 million move from Genk in 2012. Boss Jose Mourinho has come in for criticism for letting him go.
According to HLN, Wolfsburg have not given up hope of keeping De Bruyne for the foreseeable future, although they add that the interest from Manchester City and PSG is the most concrete.
Manchester City are also said to be looking at both Paul Pogba and Ross Barkley ahead of the summer transfer window. The reigning Premier League champions have struggled during their title defence and are six points off Chelsea having played a game more.
It looked as though Chelsea had the last laugh when they sold De Bruyne for a sizeable profit on their investment. After all £10 million for a player who had barely played for the club and had been out on loan isn't too shabby.
However it is De Bruyne who has had the last laugh; he's been one of the best players in Europe this season and now there's a real chance that he could be on his way to a title rival in Manchester City.
The Blues have a policy of stock-piling young players and selling them on, but this is one example that shows its inherent flaws.
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