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Kagawa confirms Man Utd talks

ESPN staff
May 16, 2012
Shinji Kagawa: 'I want a team where I can take on challenges' © PA Photos

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa claims he has held discussions with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

Kagawa, 23, is out of contract in the summer of 2013 and has rejected an offer of a new deal from the Bundesliga champions.

Ferguson and assistant Mike Phelan were present at the DFB-Pokal final at the weekend as Kagawa scored in Dortmund's 5-2 win over Bayern Munich. And Kagawa has apparently held a meeting with Ferguson, which reportedly spanned two hours.

"It was good that I was able to meet him in person and talk," Kagawa said. "I want to think hard before making my decision. I want a team where I can take on challenges."

The Japan international has made 29 league starts this season, scoring 13 goals and contributing eight assists.

Manchester United chief executive David Gill said he would not talk about individual players when pressed on Tuesday about the possibility of signing Kagawa.

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