Manchester City have not bid for Kevin De Bruyne, say Wolfsburg

Image: Kevin De Bruyne remains a Wolfsburg player at the moment

Wolfsburg say they have not received an approach for Kevin De Bruyne despite strong media reports linking the former Chelsea midfielder with Manchester City.

Several English newspapers claim City have opened talks over a deal for the 24-year-old and, according to the Daily Mirror, are prepared to pay a British record £60m to secure his transfer.

But Wolfsburg, who have steadfastly insisted the player is not for sale, insist there has not been contact.

"Nothing has arrived here. And neither Kevin nor his agent have told me they want to leave," sporting director Klaus Allofs told the German media.

City have been linked in the media with a move for De Bruyne, who was sold by Chelsea for £18m last January, throughout the summer but have not commented on the speculation.

Club officials again declined to comment when asked about the latest reports.

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De Bruyne scored 10 goals and provided 20 assists as Wolfsburg finished second in the Bundesliga last season, 10 points behind runaway champions Bayern Munich.

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