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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Kagawa wants Premier League move


Shinji Kagawa's future destination appears to be in England, the Japan midfielder saying on Wednesday he wants to play in the Premier League after meeting Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson.

"It was good to meet and actually talk to him. He had some nice things to say to me," Kagawa said of Ferguson, who was on hand to watch the 23-year-old in Borussia Dortmund's 5-2 victory over Bayern Munich in Saturday's German Cup final.

Following the win, Kagawa turned down a three-year contract extension from Dortmund, with whom he won the Bundesliga the last two seasons.

Kagawa revealed he has been talking to several teams and has yet to make a decision, but admitted he is enticed by the thought of playing in the Premier League.

"There's no timetable on my decision," said Kagawa, who also has been linked with both Chelsea and Arsenal. "I've been in touch with a number of clubs, and I can't say which one is the best for me yet.

"But I want to go a team where it'll be challenging for me. It'd be nice if I end up playing in the Premier League."

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