Borussia Dortmund are pondering a late move to re-sign Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United, according to reports from Kicker.

The Japanese playmaker swapped the Westfalenstadion for Old Trafford in 2012, but has been largely dubbed a big money flop since making the move.

Napped up under Sir Alex Ferguson, Kagawa showed some signs of promise initially, but the arrival of David Moyes as manager saw him slide away from the first XI.

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Louis van Gaal has recently been assessing him, and since the club’s humiliating 4-0 loss to the MK Dons in the Capital One Cup – which the Asian passer started – rumours have suggested that he’s available.

This has alerted Dortmund, with Jurgen Klopp keen to give the impish midfielder another chance.

Kagawa was a hero at Dortmund, with his composed displays earning him a reputation as one of the very best young players in European football prior to his botched move to United.

The 25-year-old is said to be ready to head off after expressing frustration at his position while away on international duty this year, with a switch back to his old side potentially tempting.

United are also thought to have offered him to clubs in Spain, including Valencia.

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