Kagawa remains coy on United link


Borussia Dortmund winger Shinji Kagawa has dismissed speculation linking him with moves to Manchester United and AC Milan, insisting his future lies in Germany.

According to skysports.com, the 22-year-old Japanese international has attracted attention from a host of European clubs, but Kagawa has moved to quash the reported rumours.

"Right now, it's just about me being successful here with Dortmund," he told German newspaper Die Welt. "There are rumours [about Manchester United or AC Milan] again and again, but I have no information about that. The talk leaves me cold."

Kagawa joined Dortmund in 2010 from native side Cerezo Osaka for just €350,000, but after helping his side to the Bundesliga title last season, his valuation has rocketed to around €14million.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson has been struck by a series of injuries to his midfield department at Old Trafford this season, and has been continuously linked with a move for a creative midfielder during the January transfer window.

However, a move for Kagawa now looks unlikely after the Manchester United target reaffirmed his commitment to Dortmund.

"For a player like me to come here and win the championship is really an honour," he continued. "I have really experienced a lot. I soon found my place in the team and we were successful.

"Winning the championship at the end of the season was great. I must admit, it was beyond my wildest dreams.

"In my time here, I've seen that Borussia Dortmund has developed steadily. We have become German champions and played in the Champions League.

"In the Bundesliga, we are up at the top and want to do so in the future."

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