Wolfsburg coach Dieter Hecking admits that an offer from Manchester City for Kevin De Bruyne would be considered as the midfielder remains in the dark over his future.
On Monday, De Bruyne said that he is weighing up his options amid interest from City and Paris Saint-Germain, but Wolfsburg's stance on the 24-year-old's availability appears to have softened with Hecking's latest comments.
At the end of June, Wolfsburg's sporting director, Klaus Allofs, was adamant that the club had no plans to sell the Belgium international and were aiming to extend the midfielder's contract - but the coach now claims that a bid from City would not be immediately dismissed.
"At the moment, there is no official offer," Hecking told Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung. "If there is one, we will deal with it and take a decision."
City remain confident of reaching a deal, but are awaiting the outcome of a delicate political game between the player and club, with neither party wanting to be seen to force the issue.
"I have no idea where I will play next season," said De Bruyne.
"We have to see what happens between the clubs. If there will be a transfer, I will have to explain the ‘why' afterwards.
"Everything would have to fit."
De Bruyne's current deal with Wolfsburg runs until June 2019.