Arsenal have reportedly entered the race to sign Borussia Dortmund’s highly rated Japanese winger according to The Sun.
The Asian superstar has been a revelation at Signal Iduna Park over the last number of seasons, and has been a major player in Jurgen Klopp’s side that have won back-to-back Bundesliga titles.
Despite his importance to the German champions, Kagawa has rejected a new contract and has spoken of his desire to move to England this summer.
With only a year left on his current deal and the player refusing to extend, Dortmund have admitted that they may well have to part company with Kagawa when the transfer window reopens to avoid him leaving on a free transfer.
The Gunners are thought be have been impressed with Kagawa when they faced Dortmund in this season’s Champions League, and are preparing a cut-price £5 million bid due to the attacker’s fragile contract situation.
Despite this, Manchester United are thought to be keen to bring Kagawa to Old Trafford this summer, and the Premier League giants could be set for a transfer battle.
By Gareth McKnight