Arsenal will rival Manchester United for the signature of Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa, the
The Japan international is said to be available for a cut-price £7m as he enters the final year of his contract, with Dortmund president Michael Zorc admitted earlier this month that the 23-year-old was destined to leave Germany to play in England this summer.
Kagawa has rejected the offer of a new contract to remain with the Bundesliga side having been a Dortmund player since 2010. Dortmund originally brought the player to Europe from Cerezo Osaka, capitalising on a small release clause in Kagawa’s contract with the J-League side.
In his time with Dortmund Kagawa has won two consecutive Bundesliga titles and was named in Kicker magazine’s team of the season in 2010-11. Capped 29 times by Japan, Kagawa has made 70 appearances for Dortmund, scoring 28 goals, including 16 in 41 games this season.
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