Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa has reportedly been offered a three-year deal to sign for Manchester United this summer according to German newspaper Bild.
It’s no secret that Sir Alex Ferguson is keen to add a creative midfielder to his squad in the close season with a host of star names being linked with moves to Old Trafford in the last month.
The 70-year-old appears to have earmarked Kagawa as the man he believes can be the long-term successor to Paul Scholes who came out of retirement earlier this year to aid the clubs title challenge.
Reports indicate that Old Trafford officials have offered him a three-year deal six million euros per year to move to the Premier League and become United’s new midfield driving force.
However Dortmund president Reinhard Rauball has dismissed speculation that the Red Devil’s have been in contact insisting the Bundesliga champions have given the Japan international a deadline of Monday to sign a contract extension until 2016.
“The fact is that he has had an offer put in front of him long ago which raises a few doubts, because up until now he hasn’t reacted,” Rauball said.
“It is a good offer! He won’t be getting peanuts at Dortmund.
“There still hasn’t been contact from another club. As far as I am concerned, nothing has been decided, although I now have a slight tendency towards scepticism.”
Kagawa’s existing deal at the Westfalenstadion runs out in 2013 and Dortmund run the risk of losing him on a free transfer next summer should he opt against extending his stay at the club.
The 23-year-old been a key figure for the club ever since joining from J-League side Cerezo Osaka in 2010 and played a pivotal role in retaining the Bundesliga title this season scoring 13 goals in 29 games.