United face fight for Dortmund star

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Borussia Dortmund have offered Japanese sensation Shinji Kagawa a new long-term contract in a bid to fend off interest from Juventus and Manchester United.

Sky Sports is reporting that the 23-year-old attacking midfielder is set to remain with the Bundesliga giants, in favour of potential moves to Serie A or the Premier League.

Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson is a known admirer of Kagawa's, and was believed to be considering an attempt to bring him to Old Trafford in the summer.


However, according to Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc, the player could stay at the Westfalenstadion for the foreseeable future.

"He is one of our key players and we are determined to keep him," he told German newspaper Bild. "The offer is now up to him."

Only last week Dortmund announced the capture of in-demand teenager Mario Gotze, after convincing the youngster to sign a new long-term deal at the club.

If Kagawa follows suit, it would be a major boost to their aspirations in the coming years, and also force Manchester United to consider alternative options.

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