Report: Manchester City will have to pay £30m for Kevin De Bruyne

Wolfsburg are under no pressure to sell Kevin De Bruyne to Manchester City and seem to have set a daunting price tag.

Manchester City will have to fork out £30 million if they want to sign Kevin De Bruyne, according to a report in the Daily Telegraph

De Bruyne has been in sparkling form since moving back to the Bundesliga at the start of the year and City are thought to be keen on acquiring the attacking midfielder.

Vincent Kompany has apparently recommended the former Chelsea man to the City hierarchy and Manuel Pellegrini is now debating whether to make an offer or not.

The reported £30 million price tag that Wolfsburg have placed on their star man may put the Premier League champions off. 

City are thought to be on the lookout for a goal-scoring midfielder, with their attempts at securing Frank Lampard on a longer-term deal proving fruitless, but the asking price does seem high for a player who failed in his previous spell in England.

Man City have vast financial resources, but their struggles to fit in with UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations mean that they have had to curb spending and be more prudent with their dealings in the transfer window.

The Citizens are not expected to make an attempt to sign De Bruyne in January, but he is reportedly a summer priority with the club looking to add a more youthful feel to the squad.

At the moment, Man City have one of the most experienced squads in the English top flight, but they are expected to target younger players in the upcoming transfer windows to help ensure long-term success. 

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