Shinji Kagawa: Borussia Dortmund Star Set for a Manchester United Move

Dusan LucicCorrespondent IIApril 28, 2012

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 23:  Shinji Kagawa of Dortmund runs during the UEFA Champions League Group F match between Arsenal FC and Borussia Dortmund  at Emirates Stadium on November 23, 2011 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images)
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Borussia Dortmund have given their midfield star a Monday deadline to sign a new deal at Westfalen,  the Daily Mail has revealed.

Shinji Kagawa's contract is set to expire in 2013, and the Bundesliga champions would be forced to sell him this summer or risk losing him for nothing in 2013.

Talksport. have reported that Manchester United are the favorites to sign the Japanese midfielder.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been searching for a youthful creative midfielder for quite some time, and Kagawa could be the answer to their midfield problems.

The 23-year-old could be a perfect signing for the Red Devils, since he will be available for a relatively small fee. Transfermarkt value him at just €15 million.

Kagawa knows how to assist and, more importantly, how to score—16 goals and 11 assists in this season prove he is set for a stellar career. He would be a fantastic signing if United fail to sign their top summer target Eden Hazard.

United will have to battle it out with Chelsea for the Japanese, but remain confident in bringing him to Old Trafford.

What do you think? Could Kagawa be on the move this summer? Which is the more likely destination, Chelsea or United?

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