Chelsea and Man United stars on Wolfsburg radar.
Bundesliga side Wolfsburg have admitted their interest in the signings of Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa and Chelsea playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, according to Sky Sports.
The ambitious German team are hoping to continue making some big-name signings this January, having beaten the likes of Arsenal to the transfer of Brazilian midfielder Luiz Gustavo from Bayern Munich during the summer.
Both Kagawa and De Bruyne have played in the Bundesliga before for Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen, respectively, with the latter enjoying great form there in his time on loan from Chelsea last season.
The pair are also currently struggling for first-team football in the Premier League, leading to much speculation that they could be set for January exits elsewhere this season.
Kagawa has been linked strongly with a return to his old club Dortmund, where he remains hugely popular with the supporters, while De Bruyne is reportedly being chased by Bayer Leverkusen as well as Wolfsburg.
Wolfsburg sporting director Klaus Allofs has expressed an interest in both players, though he also added that he hopes not to raise the expectations of the club’s fans too high in pursuit of some ambitious targets.
“We want to do reasonable transfers, just like with Luiz Gustavo,” Allofs said.
“At Werder, I have seen just how good de Bruyne is, and at Dortmund we have seen how well Kagawa can do.
“If such players are possible, you of course think about them.
“But we should not raise the hopes of our fans. In the end they comment: ‘Once again, you failed to sign him’.”