German Bundesliga

Kagawa planning Premier League move

April 4, 2012
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Borussia Dortmund's Japanese forward Shinji Kagawa is reportedly set to reject a new contract that would double his wages at the Bundesliga club in favour of a move to the Premier League.

Shinji Kagawa
GettyImagesShinji Kagawa: 12 Bundesliga goals this term

Kagawa, who set a new record for Japanese goal-scorers in Europe when he netted his 12th of the season during Friday's 4-4 draw with Stuttgart, has been linked with Manchester United and Chelsea by German newspaper Bild.

The 23-year-old's current contract expires in June 2013 and he is expected to be offered around €3 million per season, but Dortmund's sporting director Michael Zorc admits Kagawa has had his head turned.

"We would love to extend to his contract, but the ball is in his court," Zorc told Bild.

"We know that he fancies a move to England or Spain. The question is at what point in time."

Kagawa signed for Dortmund from Cerezo Osaka in 2010 for €350,000 and is expected to fetch around €15 million if he moves on.