Napoli have been dealt a blow in their alleged pursuit of Shinji Kagawa after the Manchester United midfielder's agent insisted he has no plans to leave Old Trafford.
TalkSPORT reports how the Japan international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Premier League champions this summer, after struggling for regular game time in the two years since joining from Borussia Dortmund.
Rafa Benitez has been credited with an interest in bringing Kagawa to Stadio San Paolo, but looks unlikely to secure the 25-year-old's signature because he is focused on the future with the Red Devils.
"Has there been contact from Napoli? For me, these are just rumours and nothing certain," explained representative Thomas Kroth in an interview with Ultimecalcionapoli.it.
"He doesn't feel bad at Manchester United, so I see no reason to talk about him leaving."
Kagawa signed for Manchester United for an initial £12million in 2012, arriving with a glowing reputation following a couple of impressive campaigns in the Bundesliga.
However, after scoring just six goals under the tutelage of Sir Alex Ferguson, David Moyes and Ryan Giggs these past two seasons, his standing has fallen significantly, prompting rumours of a possible exit.
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