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Man City want £50m rated Belgian playmaker to follow Raheem Sterling signing

Etihad Stadium side looks to sign Wolfsburg assist-making machine.

Man City have set their sights on former Chelsea playmaker Kevin de Bruyne according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Etihad Stadium side are close to completing their capture of Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling, with the England man set for a medical ahead of his proposed £49m transfer (via the BBC), and now Man City has focused his efforts on signing Wolfsburg star de Bruyne.

The 24-year-old Belgian was never really given a chance at Stamford Bridge, making just two Premier League starts for the Stamford Bridge side, but hasn’t looked back since moving to Germany.

Last season the talented attacking midfielder finished the Bundesliga campaign as the division’s leading assist-maker, his 20 assist haul way ahead of second placed Zlatko Junuzovic’s tally of 12, and also weighed in with 16 goals in all competitions to help his side to secure a Champions League berth for 2015/16.

The Daily Telgraph claim Kevin de Bruyne is valued at £50m and go on to state that City have ‘cooled’ their interest in Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba.

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Manuel Pellegrini saw his Man City side surrender their Premier League title to Chelsea last season in meek fashion and the cash-rich club is clearly no stranger to spending large sums to help re-assert their dominance.

Whilst moves to bring in Sterling and de Bruyne won’t come cheap it is worth remembering that the duo are two of the hottest properties in the transfer market right now.

Pellegrini has lethal finisher Sergio Aguero as the spearhead of his Man City attack and the potential addition of this duo providing ammunition could well make their front-line one to be feared across Europe.

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