Manchester City are poised to complete the signing of Wolfsburg playmaker Kevin de Bruyne for the astronomical fee of £54m.

The Belgium international’s transfer fee will make him the 10th most expensive player in the history of football.

Here we run down the top 10.

10. Kevin de Bruyne – Wolfsburg to Manchester City, £54m*

Kevin de Bruyne excelled last season for Wolfsburg

Kevin de Bruyne excelled last season for Wolfsburg

9. Edinson Cavani – Napoli to Paris Saint-Germain, £55m

Edinson Cavani courted much interest during his time at Napoli

Edinson Cavani courted much interest during his time at Napoli

8. Kaka – AC Milan to Real Madrid, £56m

Kaka's time at Real Madrid was underwhelming

Kaka’s time at Real Madrid was underwhelming

7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic – Inter Milan to Barcelona, £59m

Ibrahimovic clashed with Pep Guardiola but won the league with Barca

Ibrahimovic clashed with Pep Guardiola but won the league with Barca

6. Angel Di Maria – Real Madrid to Manchester United, £59.7m

Di Maria was a flop at Manchester United

Di Maria was a flop at Manchester United

5. James Rodriguez – Monaco to Real Madrid, £63m

James attends a press conference for Real Madrid

James attends a press conference for Real Madrid

4. Neymar – Santos to Barcelona, £71.5m

Neymar is an icon for Brazil

Neymar is an icon for Brazil

3. Luis Suarez – Liverpool to Barcelona, £75m

Suarez has been a big hit at Barcelona

Suarez has been a big hit at Barcelona

2. Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United to Real Madrid, £80m

Ronaldo was once the most expensive player in the world

Ronaldo was once the most expensive player in the world

1. Gareth Bale – Tottenham to Real Madrid, £86m

Bale has failed to win over the Bernabeu

Bale has failed to win over the Bernabeu