Kagawa seeks United exit

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Shinji Kagawa Manchester United tracksuitGettyImagesShinji Kagawa: Determined to be given more game time.

A frustrated Shinji Kagawa has told Manchester United team-mates that he wants to leave Old Trafford in January, according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

The Japan international has struggled for game time under new manager David Moyes and is becoming increasingly disillusioned as his talents go to waste. Kagawa joined United from Borussia Dortmund in a 17 million pound move in June 2012. The emergence of Adnan Januzaj has not helped the 24-year-old's cause, but he is determined to show his worth heading into the 2014 World Cup. Thus far, Dortmund and Wolfsburg have enquired about signing Kagawa.

The Sun, meanwhile, reports United are set to offer Wilfried Zaha and 7 million pounds for Everton left-back Leighton Baines. Moyes missed out on signing the England international during the summer, and is desperate to bolster his squad in the second half of the season. Zaha -- signed from Crystal Palace -- has made just two competitive appearances for the Red Devils.

Manchester City are looking to strengthen their midfield, with efforts to snare Real Madrid's Sami Khedira being stepped up. The Daily Mirror states a 30 million deal is in the offing next summer, as his contract has only 20 months remaining. Carlo Ancelotti is said to be reluctant when it comes to parting with the German, but such is City's financial clout, a deal too good to refuse may be tabled.

Ghana and Marseille striker Andre Ayew is reached the top of Liverpool and Newcastle's wish-lists. With 18 months left on his current deal, Ayew's Ligue 1 employers are prepared to listen to offers, and the two Premier League clubs currently lead the race for his signature.


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