Wolfsburg confident of keeping De Bruyne

Manchester City, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain have all been linked to the former Chelsea midfielder who helped Wolfsburg to finish as runners-up in the Bundesliga last season and scored in their German Cup final win over Borussia Dortmund.

De Bruyne, 24, has a contract with Wolfsburg until 2019 and the club’s director of sport Klaus Allofs says they want to sit down and offer him an improved deal to keep him in Lower Saxony.

Allofs told German broadcaster Sport1: “Kevin has a contract until 2019, so the signal has already been sent out. He will stay with us. We’ve said we will look at his contract.

“The aim is to take into account financially Kevin’s extraordinary development and I think we will reach an agreement here very quickly.”

The Belgian attracted plenty of attention after scoring 16 goals and setting up 29 more in an eye-catching season after joining from Chelsea where he failed to win favour with Jose Mourinho.

Wolfsburg will be back in the Champions League this season for the first time since 2009 having finished 10 points behind champions Bayern Munich.