Kevin De Bruyne appeared to let slip Alexis Sanchez’s imminent arrival in Manchester City by talking about WHEN the Chilean moves and not IF.
The Belgian star waxed lyrical about the Gunners forward following last night’s 2-1 win EFL Cup semi-final win over Bristol City.
But in doing so he appeared to spill the beans over the Chilean’s possible switch this month.
Sanchez’s contract runs out in the summer and he has been linked with a £35million move north.
Speaking of Sanchez, De Bruyne said: “A very good player. Obviously we will see what happens in the this transfer period.
“We don’t have to take care about that anyway. If a good player comes to us that is better, if he doesn’t come we do it with the team we have.
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“We are on a good period already, the whole season. Everybody is doing a good job.
“When he comes he will add something to the team.”
Speaking of his own contract talks, De Bruyne lit up at the prospect of a big pay rise but revealed talks are slow and that he is in no rush.
Asked about a bumper wage packet, De Bruyne said: “Yes, OK! I cannot complain for the moment. Obviously we will see what happens.
“Negotiations are going good but they are going quietly. That is the way I think it should be.
“I am waiting for an offer from the club but my agent has been on holiday for three weeks. There is nothing really new for the moment.
“I’m not in a hurry. I still have three-and-a-half years on the contract.”