De Bruyne: Bayern should talk to Wolfsburg
The Belgian insists he has not held talks with any clubs but has told interested parties to speak to his current employers over transfer bids
Wolfsburg star Kevin de Bruyne has opened the door to a potential move to Bayern Munich and says there will be no “eternal love” proclamations towards his current club.
The 23-year-old has enjoyed a stellar 18 months at the Volkswagen Arena and inspired the club to a second-placed finish in the Bundesliga, with Saturday’s DFB-Pokal final against Borussia Dortmund still to prepare for.
Wolfsburg insisted the Belgium international is “unsellable” amid interest from the likes of Bayern and Manchester City, but De Bruyne has invited further enquiries over his signature after refusing to commit his future to his current club.
“If Bayern are interested then they should get in touch with Wolfsburg,” he told Sport Bild. “They will make the decision as they are responsible for my future.
“All I know about interested clubs is from reading newspapers. I have not spoken with any clubs as of now. However, I cannot say I’m definitely going to stay here this summer.
“I think fans are better treated when players are honest with them, rather than for me to swear my eternal love to Wolfsburg then disappear.”
De Bruyne joined for €20 million in January 2014 from Chelsea and Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs is convinced they can keep hold of their star player despite a “scary” amount of transfer queries.
“I am quite sure he will play here next season,” he said. “Maybe after the DFB-Pokal final we will sit down with Kevin and improve his contract length [which currently runs until 2019] and salary.
“Of course the interest from other clubs is scary sometimes, such is the volume and intensity of it. It doesn’t worry me that Kevin doesn’t state he will stay, there is mutual trust between us.”