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Besiktas Eye Summer Swoop For Unsettled Manchester United Playmaker

Japanese’s current deal in the north west runs out in 2016. 

Turkish giants Besiktas want to lure out-of-favour Manchester United playmaker Shinji Kagawa away from Old Trafford at the end of the season, according to reports in the Manchester Evening News.

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The highly rated Japan international has found himself been used largely as a substitute in the north west in recent weeks under new Red Devils head coach David Moyes.

In fact, the 24-year-old has not been seen in a Red Devils shirt since the Premier League champions lost to Sunderland on penalties in the semi-finals of the Capital One Cup at the Theatre of Dreams in January, when Kagawa was given the hook after just 60 minutes of that contest.

And with Moyes having since splashed out a club-record £37.1m in order to bring Chelsea wide man Juan Mata to the north west, the Japanese’s days as a United player now appear to be numbered, so much so that Besiktas feel that they can persuade the player to move to Istanbul next season by offering Kagawa a big-money contract.

Kagawa has been at United now since June 2012 when the midfielder arrived at the Premier League giants from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund for a whopping £24m.