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United Close On Exciting Dortmund Midfielder Despite Chelsea Interest

Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa, according to talkSPORT, with Chelsea also interested in the player

With the summer transfer window just around the corner, we’ll aim to keep you up-to-date on all the latest transfer news involving Man Utd. Today sees the Reds linked with an exciting attacking midfielder.


Manchester United are closing in on the signing of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa, according to talkSPORT.

Kagawa is one of the most exciting talents in the Bundesliga and has seen his stock rise considerably since his move from Cerezo Osaka in 2010. The attacking midfielder has netted an impressive 21 goals in just 47 games for the newly-crowned German champions and has become an integral part of the Japanese national side.

talkSPORT cite reports coming out of Germany that are suggesting the 23-year-old is ready to end his spell with Dortmund and despite interest from Chelsea, has his heart set on a move to Old Trafford.

Kagawa will enter the final year of his Dortmund contract in June and the club are willing to cash-in now and avoid losing the player for nothing next summer. The report claims that Sir Alex Ferguson is confident of sealing a deal this summer, after tracking the midfielder over the last year.

Would you like to see Kagawa at Old Trafford? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Evwro Peter

    April 27, 2012 at 11:28 am

    It will be a nice move if d deal seal thru He is a very good player,baba pls go 4 him oo

  2. bayew

    April 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    yes, i want to see him at oldtraford because he the most talented player and every funes want to see him in their clube.

  3. CIS LOG

    April 27, 2012 at 11:46 am

    He is a young player. misses expierance for united. give him 2 years. then he can go to united..

  4. Ggmu

    April 27, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Theres only one reason why united would buy this guy over the other better players out there and that reason is where hes from! Its business first at old trafford now and the football takes a back seat! Makes me sick! Sort it out fergie!! Like the “fans” commenting above, i bet not one of you is from england let alone manchester! “fans” like you give other reds an unwanted “glory hunters” label. Not on!

    • Redrum

      April 27, 2012 at 12:46 pm

      Get a grip mate, don’t know what world your living in, but every top football club nowadays is a business first, they have to be.

      Also clearly you haven’t watch this guy play, because he is quality! So get off your high horse and actually watch football rather than slate non mancs for following utd, it’s pathetic

      • Graham Clark

        April 27, 2012 at 2:18 pm

        Spot on Redrum. I watched this player torment Bayern only a few weeks ago, he’s quick, creative and energetic, i’d be deligthed with this signing!!

        While signing a player from emerging markets is indeed good business, it most importantly has to be good ‘football business’! Any suggestion that Manchester Utd are signing players based on their post code is just nuts, i think what their global fanbase are looking for is top players and that is exactly what Shniji Kagawa is!

        • steve

          April 28, 2012 at 8:38 am

          Ggmu is spot on ,utd only looking at this guy for oriental revenue, whats the betting utd do a tour of japan next season if they get him?
          as for these so called utd fans who can’t even spell old trafford?..get lost and go and support a team from your own country , its bad enough at OT already, you rarely hear a mancunian accent!….

      • Ggmu

        April 29, 2012 at 4:53 am

        Spoken like a true cockney red, redrum.

  5. Rexyrocks

    April 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    Shut ur trap ggmu!! Hvnt u seen hw capable park j sung can be!!!

    • Ggmu

      April 29, 2012 at 5:19 am

      No u shut ur trap rexyrocks, u moron! Firstly park is from south korea not japan. Im not sayin that all asian players cant play football, im sayin there are better players in dortmunds own team, let alone the rest of the world! Gotze is better and younger, hazard the same, lucas moura the same! Its a pessimistic view i know but its true. I kno football is a business but when it comes to buyin players you should go for the best, not the one who could sell the most shirts to an untapped area.

  6. kelly

    April 27, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    i will be excited to see him at OT nxt season,he’s only 23;and av a lot to offer…go for him fergie:GGMU.

  7. ipinko martins

    April 27, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    can’t wait to see him at ot.alex pls get him as soon as possible.

  8. fe;ix

    April 27, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Kagawa,kagawa,kagawa, this is the player i really like watching in Germany league,he is very creative,he can score nice goals.I prefer him more than samir nasri.Go go Ferguson for the boy.

  9. Adurah

    April 27, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    Pls sir alex i’m watting to see jagawa nd hazzrd @ old trf.


    April 27, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    That boy is most wanted at ot

  11. Stretty Dave

    April 27, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Im Manc born & bred & now live about a mile from the Mecca. Everyone is entitled to their point of view wherever they’re from – the banner on the Stretford End says that I’d say – “One Love”. The “bad name” you talk of is only ever created by jealous haters so don’t knock our fans wherever they are, knock the tits who come up with the shit. He looks a good player to me as long as we get a 2nd midfielder too as we need 2. Common Reds! Let’s root for the boys on Monday at the Emptihad!

    • Ggmu

      April 29, 2012 at 5:38 am

      Ye fair play mate, i just think there are better players we should be and hopefully are lookin at bringin in.


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  12. keith

    April 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    pliz fugie kagawa is just the best get him before mancini spoils da soup den hazard we will win da big ears,i lov da boy

  13. the cridster

    April 27, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    he should stay well clear of the mancs.the japanese are honourable people and the mancs will only teach him to dive and cheat to win penaltys like theyve done with ashley young,rooney ,valencia, hernandez, nani and the list goes on.

    • tony

      April 28, 2012 at 8:46 am

      steady mate, mancs are city,you mean the swamp dwellers from trafford!..why did ferguscum get rid of stam?…oh yeah he was pissed off cos stam told the world that ferguscum told all his players to dive,dive,dive….cheating old git!

  14. Peculiar

    April 27, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    Man utd needs a young,zealous n talented player who can stand with a united spirit and fight of which kagawa is d rite choice

  15. elias

    May 12, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Ithink allmanchsterunited supporters is happy ,IF ”KAGAWA” join . B /C the player has fastatic .skil and enioy kagwa at oltraford.

    • amicable

      May 28, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      I Also like to see both hazard and kagawa at old trafford because there very talented and creative,plsfergie go for them now

  16. Gezu Mekonin

    May 18, 2012 at 9:51 am

    I want to see KAGAWA at old trafford

  17. Sir Levis

    May 29, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    S.Kagawa the kind of quality man utd ar looking in mfld.his arrival @ øldtrafførd w’ld b a véry shrewd invéstmént !

  18. Olivier Marambo

    May 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

    This’ another chance for Us, we Blue fans. Kagawa is one of the best central player and i hope Chelsea fc will done a deal with him. You are welcome for us Kagawa, fc Chelsea need your participation. Be blessed Guy!

  19. KC

    June 6, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    kagawa,kagawa,kagawa.hmmm,remember guys,not d name but how far and hw well he can deal with english football,instead of using ur mouths to play the ball,just wait.n lest see wat will happen.full stop

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