The Guardian have managed to get the majority of the Manchester City fans here in the Football Transfer Tavern looking up with interest as they seem to think that the club have secured the signing of Kevin De Bruyne.
This is despite competition for the Wolfsburg midfielder from the likes of Manchester United and Bayern Munich, with City feeling their £54 million offer is enough to convince the Bundesliga side to sell and for De Bruyne to make the switch to the Etihad.
As one of our punters notes over a couple of pints, this is a huge move for the club, and one that could well see City bring the title back to the Etihad stadium.
We are not sure the player is worth such a huge sum, but as our landlord quips, it’s not like City are hard up for cash!
City fans. Is this the signing of the summer? Will Chelsea regret allowing the player to leave? Let us know your thoughts below!