Manchester United in pole position to sign Kevin De Bruyne

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Manchester United are in pole position to complete the capture of VfL Wolfsburg star Kevin De Bruyne this summer despite facing competition from a host of other European clubs.

Interest in the young Belgian is high following an incredible turnaround in form since his move to the Bundesliga and it’s been reported of late that not only do Manchester City want to make a deal but also former club Chelsea. Now though, as per talkSPORT, the rumours insist that it’s United who top the pile, with Louis van Gaal keen to improve his squad.

United leading the chase

The coffers at Old Trafford should certainly be bulging this summer given the new sponsorship deal set to kick into place with Adidas, and if United can secure Champions League football for next term, which is looking more feasible with each passing week, ensuring that they have a squad capable of matching the very best will be Van Gaal’s priority.

Since being sold by Jose Mourinho in January of 2014 De Bruyne’s stats would certainly infer that he now sits in that bracket. The 23-year-old has contributed 16 assists and nine goals in the Bundesliga this term, making him one of Europe’s most effective playmakers, and midfield is an area Van Gaal could improve.

Van Gaal's intentions

To say the Red Devils have been poor in the middle of the park is unfair since the likes of Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini have come to the fore recently. However question marks remain over how astute a purchase Angel Di Maria will turn out to be since the Argentina international has failed to deliver during the second-half of the campaign.

If United were to land De Bruyne they’d certainly be driving a wedge into the transfer plans of Chelsea and City, both of whom have been hotly linked with him in recent days. £35 million is the fee Wolfsburg are purported to be holding out for if they are to being negotiations for his sale, but given that United are financially sound that wouldn’t prove too much of an obstacle.

Career reversal

With that in mind it seems like a career u-turn that would see De Bruyne head back to the Premier League is possible, though it will be ultimately down to him which club he opts for. Electing to choose City or United would give him the chance to really rub Mourinho’s face in it for selling him without given him a proper opportunity, but heading back to Stamford Bridge could also have obvious perks.

Football fans, where do you think De Bruyne will head up? Would he be suited to United? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.

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