Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has warned Kevin De Bruyne’s potential suitors that he expects him to stay put with the Bundesliga outfit this summer.
The 24-year-old Belgium international playmaker has been heavily linked with a return to the Premier League with Manchester City after impressing greatly since moving to Germany from Chelsea for £18million in January 2014.
De Bruyne’s influential role in helping Wolfsburg finish second in the Bundesliga behind champions Bayern Munich and lift the German Cup saw him pick up last season’s player of the year award.
He again impressed in Saturday night’s season-opening German Super Cup clash against Bayern as he set up Nicklas Bendtner’s late equaliser to cancel out Arjen Robben’s second-half strike at the Volkswagen Arena.
De Bruyne also scored a penalty as Wolfsburg defeated their rivals 5-4 on spot-kicks and Hecking was quick to stress that his star man will hopefully be staying put for at least one more season.
He told Germany’s ZDF television: “Kevin showed what he’s capable of doing for us this season and we don’t want to sell him.
“That’s our stance and I think a lot would have to happen for him to go. Although you can never tell in football, as his coach I do expect to have him this season.”
Wolfsburg are on offer at 15.00 to win the Bundesliga title this season, while they can be backed at 2.88 to win the title without three-time defending champions Bayern Munich.