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Exclusive: Man United Ready to Use Shinji Kagawa as Bait In Pursuit of Borussia Dortmund Centre-Back

Old Trafford boss ready to offload Japanese international.

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Man United boss David Moyes appears to have made it fairly clear that Japanese international playmaker Shinji Kagawa doesn’t figure all that highly in his first team plans and as such is now ready to use the 24 year old as bait in his pursuit of Borussia Dortmund centre-back Mats Hummels.

CaughtOffside understands that Moyes is a big admirer of the 24 year old German international and is hoping to lure the former Bayern Munich man to Old Trafford with the promise of a sizable wage increase.

It would be fair to say that Kagawa has failed to make any real impact since moving to Man United last June and has struggled to retain a spot in the first team set-up, first under Sir Alex Ferguson and now even more so under David Moyes.

Kagawa scored freely and was a constant attacking menace whilst at the Westfalenstadion, netting 29 goals and helping Jurgen Klopp’s side to back to back Bundesliga titles, however the talented attacker has made just 18 Premier League starts and just one thus far this campaign.

Moyes is concerned about his leaky defence, who have conceded six goals in their last two fixtures, and with Rio Ferdinand clearly nearing the end of his career and Nemanja Vidic struggling with form and injuries the Man United boss hopes that the use of Dortmund favourite Kagawa in part exchange for Hummels may be a deal Klopp considers.

Hummels moved to Borussia Dortmund in January 2008, initially on a loan basis, and has formed a rock solid partnership with Serbian international Neven Subotic, who has himself been a long term Man United target.

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