Manchester City look to have failed in their attempts to sign Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
Kevin De Bruyne has shunned a move to Manchester City, revealing his intention to remain at Wolfsburg this season.
The Belgium international has been the subject of intense transfer speculation for several months after enjoying a stunning campaign in Germany last season, scoring ten goals and incredibly laying on a further 20 assists.
City have constantly been linked as a potential destination for the former Chelsea playmaker, with potential fees surpassing 40million mooted.
However, the 24-year-old appears to have finally put all doubt to rest, pledging his allegiance to Wolfsburg for another season as Dieter Hecking's men prepare for UEFA Champions League football and a potential Bundesliga title challenge.
When prompted to pledge his future to his current employers by Sport Bild Awards host Alexander Bommes on Monday, De Bruyne duly repeated: "This season I will definitely be playing for Wolfsburg."
De Bruyne, who left Chelsea for a reported figure of 20m in January 2014, has four years left to run on his contract at Wolfsburg.