• Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin De Bruyne on verge of joining Manchester City
  • Vincent Kompany believes De Bruyne would be an excellent addition
  • Manuel Pellegrini refuses to comment on move after 2-0 win over Watford 

Andy Hampson, Press Association

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes the club would be making a great signing if they complete a deal for Kevin De Bruyne.

The Wolfsburg playmaker is reportedly close to making a club record move to the Barclays Premier League leaders.

The 24-year-old, a Belgium international team-mate of Kompany, has been photographed near Manchester after apparently travelling to the city for a medical.

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes Kevin De Bruyne would be a great signing

Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany believes Kevin De Bruyne would be a great signing

De Bruyne pictured leaving a Cheshire hospital after completing his medical on Saturday

De Bruyne pictured leaving a Cheshire hospital after completing his medical on Saturday

There has been no comment from the club and manager Manuel Pellegrini has consistently refused to answer questions about the club’s apparent summer-long pursuit of the former Chelsea player.

But Kompany has spoken of his admiration for De Bruyne and would welcome his addition.

Speaking after his side’s 2-0 win over Watford at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday, Kompany told Sky Sports: ‘We’ll see once everything’s been confirmed.

‘We’ll have another player who’s dangerous, who can score goals and who is really efficient.

‘It’s going to be a long season with a lot of competitions and the squad can’t be big enough.’

Some reports have suggested the fee for De Bruyne could be as high as £58million, eclipsing the £49m City paid for Raheem Sterling earlier in the summer.

Pellegrini was also asked about De Bruyne in his post-match press conference but gave little away.

The deal for De Bruyne is expected to eclipse that of Raheem Sterling secured earlier in the summer

The deal for De Bruyne is expected to eclipse that of Raheem Sterling secured earlier in the summer

City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to comment on the move following his side's 2-0 win over Watford

City manager Manuel Pellegrini refused to comment on the move following his side’s 2-0 win over Watford

He said: ‘I will answer the same way I answer all the questions that you or the other journalists ask me about rumours. I can’t talk about rumours.’

It was then suggested by a journalist that the reports could no longer be considered rumours because of the photographs but to little avail.

The Chilean said: ‘I was involved in the game and not thinking about what was happening in Manchester. I was thinking about what happened in 90 minutes against Watford.’

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