Bayern could hijack big Blues deal.
The Bundesliga champions are big admirers of the Belgian international, who flopped during his time in the Premier League with Chelsea, but who has sprung to life as a world class performer with Wolfsburg.
It had looked like this fine form could see De Bruyne make a big-money move to the Etihad Stadium this summer, with the Blues most strongly linked with him in recent weeks.
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Still, the Manchester Evening News, citing Bild, now say Bayern want to move ahead of City in the race for the player, who appears keen on a proposed switch to the Allianz Arena.