Kevin De Bruyne’s agent is "furious" after the attacker was lured into telling reporters he would "definitely play for Wolfsburg this season".
Goal understands Manchester City have tabled a £45 million bid for the Belgium international as Manuel Pellegrini’s men look to finally seal the midfielder who they have tracked all summer.
However, De Bruyne appeared to dismiss any chance of a move to the Etihad Stadium by insisting he would be staying at the Volkswagen Arena at a Sport Bild award event on Monday.
The 24-year-old's agent, Patrick De Koster, responded to his remarks by insisting De Bruyne was put in "an awkward position" by being told to repeat after the presenter when his grasp on German is not the best.
"I am furious by what has happened tonight. Kevin wanted to show respect by attending this event," he told Sky Sports.
"No decision has been made on Kevin's future in this transfer window. We have yet to find out if Wolfsburg has reached any agreement with a club.
"Kevin remains a Wolfsburg player, and is focused on his job at the club. He also remains happy at Wolfsburg."