Kevin De Bruyne flies to UK to complete Manchester City move
Last Updated: 29/08/15 4:23pm
Kevin De Bruyne jetted in to Manchester on Saturday morning to finalise his move from Wolfsburg to Manchester City.
Wolfsburg's director of sport Klaus Allofs said on Friday that he expected the Belgian to complete his switch on Saturday.
Sky Sports News HQ reported on Friday that a general agreement was in place between the Premier League and Bundesliga clubs for the 24-year-old midfielder.
And the former Chelsea man flew from Braunschweig airport to Manchester by private jet on Saturday morning.
A few minor details in the contract still needed to be resolved but Allofs is confident there will be no hiccups and says City informed him they do not wish to make the deal official until after their match with Watford.
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"They have told me that nothing's going to happen today [Friday] or tomorrow morning," Allofs said following Wolfsburg's 3-0 win over Schalke.
De Bruyne is understood to have already bid farewell to his team-mates and was in the stands as Wolfsburg moved top of the Bundesliga after he was left out of the squad due to what now seems an inevitable transfer.
"We need players who are 100 per cent focused on the club," said Allofs, referring to the exclusion of De Bruyne and Ivan Perisic, who is set to join Inter Milan this weekend.
"We can envisage a transfer [for Perisic to Inter] if the conditions are right," Allofs added.
When asked on Friday for his thoughts on the impending arrival of De Bruyne, City boss Manuel Pellegrini remained tight-lipped ahead of Saturday's home game with Watford.
"You must continue asking because to the answer to the question is the same. I don't talk about rumours," he said.
Earlier on Friday, Allofs said: "Of course it's stressful but it's a luxurious position for him to be in. He's going to go from a Champions League club to another Champions League club, that's a luxurious position to be in.
"He's done a lot of thinking but he's made this decision. To live with this uncertainty, as a professional footballer you'll just have to make it work."
De Bruyne started his professional career with Belgian side Genk five years ago before moving to Chelsea for £6.7m in January 2012.
After loans spells with Genk and Werder Bremen, he joined Wolfsburg in January 2014 for £18m.
Sky have reported the fee City will pay the German club will be in excess of £50m.