Yesterday Hecking said the unsettled City talks are affecting De Bruyne. And there is speculation that the Belgium international will miss their Bundesliga clash on Saturday.
Sporting director Klaus Allofs has rubbished such talks, saying De Bruyne will not be sidelined due to the unsettled talks with City. Backing Hecking’s claim that the Belgium international will start against Koln.
De Bruyne is silent on the issue, but the attention and attraction he’s getting will start to affect him, if it’s not settled soon.
“For us there is no question. Of course he will be part of the squad on Saturday,” Allofs told reporters.
“It seems that everyone in this case is losing the plot a bit. But we want to keep a cool head.
“We are trying to find the best solution for everyone. My answer: he will be in the squad.”