Wolfsburg have declared that the Manchester City target Kevin De Bruyne will stay with the Bundesliga runners-up as they aim to secure his signature to a new contract.
But Wolfsburg, who signed him from Chelsea in January 2014, plan to reward him with an improved deal and are confident the midfielder will sign it.
Champions Bayern Munich will kick off the new season at home to Hamburg on Aug. 14.
The runaway Bundesliga winners, who finished 10 points ahead of second-placed Wolfsburg, will be strong favourites to get off to a triumphant start against opponents who avoided relegation in the playoffs.
Wolfsburg start their season against Eintracht Frankfurt at the Volkswagen Arena -- the first time they have opened with a home game since 2009.
Borussia Dortmund, meanwhile, play host to Borussia Monchengadbach...
New Wolfsburg signing Max Kruse is just as good as Liverpool-bound Roberto Firmino, according to sporting director Klaus Allofs.
Firmino is to sign for Liverpool from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of £29 million after scoring seven Bundesliga goals last season.
In May, Wolfsburg announced the €12 million signing of Kruse from Bundesliga rivals Borussia Monchengladbach after he scored 11 league goals last campaign.
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Speaking about the addition, Allofs told Wolfsburger Nachrichten: "Compared...
Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking has advised Bas Dost to stay at the club despite reported interest from Newcastle United.
Dost has been linked with Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund since Wolfsburg signed striker Max Kruse from Borussia Monchengladbach.
"Why should he go to Newcastle?" asked Hecking in Wolfsburger Allgemeine. "He can play Champions League with us. He won't be able to do that at Newcastle in the upcoming years."
Hecking wants to keep the squad together that won the DFB Pokal and finished...