VfL Wolfsburg admit interest in Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne as Diego exit looms
German sports magazine Kicker insists VfL Wolfsburg midfielder Diego is set to leave the Bundesliga club.
The Brazilian international, capped 33 times, is out of contract in the summer.
He has been strongly linked with a return to Atlético de Madrid, where he spent the 2011-12 campaign on loan.
Diego’s father, Djair Cunha, admitted last week that he had already spoken to Atlético, while there was also an offer from the United Arab Emirates.
Kicker believes his replacement at the Volkswagen Arena will be Chelsea’s Kevin De Bruyne. The 22 year-old is attracting interest from a number of clubs, including Juventus.
Wolfsburg manager Dieter Hecking confirmed the Belgian international is been tracked.
“We tried to sign De Bruyne last summer and in the end he couldn’t leave Chelsea, but we are still interested in him,” he said, as reported by Football Espana.
Diego, 28, has made eight appearances for Die Wölfe this season, scoring once. He was signed from Juventus in 2009 for €15.5 million.