Manchester United could be ready to make a move for Kevin De Bruyne, per the latest rumours.
"At the moment, there is no official offer," Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking told Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung (h/t Davie). "If there is one, we will deal with it and take a decision."
De Bruyne further fuelled speculation by admitting: "I have no idea where I will play next season. We have to see what happens between the clubs. If there will be a transfer, I will have to explain the 'why' afterwards. Everything would have to fit."
The 24-year-old was simply phenomenal last season, contributing 43 goals in all competitions, netting 16 and creating a staggering 27.
As WhoScored.com illustrate, De Bruyne was the eminent creative force in the Bundesliga last season:
Bleacher Report's Clark Whitney sang his praises, believing him worthy of his "world-class" label "having been given the chance to prove himself and taking it with his outstanding performances."
The playmaker's ability to make incisive passes in the final third and finish smartly was occasionally missing from United's squad last year, as Robin van Persie, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao all endured their various struggles. The Belgian would have much to add at Old Trafford.
Having already signed Memphis Depay however, United are well stocked in creative attacking midfielders. If De Bruyne signs, expect Di Maria to call time on his career in Manchester and depart for new pastures.
Nicolas Gaitan Capture Imminent
The midfielder has often been linked with United in recent years, so the news is nothing new for the Old Trafford faithful.
However, after scoring four goals and making 16 assists in all competitions last season, the 27-year-old has finally shown the form that could earn him a move to a higher-calibre club than Benfica.
The creative star could perform a similar role to De Bruyne's in United's team should Di Maria depart.
While Gaitan is neither as young nor talented as the Belgian, he does provide a cheaper alternative and would be worth pursuing if United lose the race to sign De Bruyne.
United's signing of either player likely hinges on Di Maria, though. If he should stay, then don't expect any more midfield reinforcements to be signed this summer.