Manchester United are set to raise their offer for Borussia Dortmund winger Shinji Kagawa to £13 million, according to The Daily Mail.
The Japan international has been a star in Germany over the last number of seasons, but with the Asian attacking midfielder’s contract expiring in 12 months time a move abroad seems likely.
With Arsenal also lurking, Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to step up his attempt to land Kagawa, as he looks to add a bit of energy into the team’s midfield.
Meanwhile, United are reportedly confident of landing Lille star Eden Hazard despite the interest of Manchester City and Chelsea.
The Belgium international will choose on of England’s top club this summer, but reports indicate that the Old Trafford outfit are confident of winning the race for his signature.
Hazard has once more indicated that a move to the Premier League is likely, but his destination has yet to be decided.
“I do not know when I’ll make a decision about my future club,” he confessed.
“It will anyway be Manchester City, Manchester United or Chelsea.
“The decision will depend on the amount of play I would see and the position where I would play.
“Not everyone can say that he can make a choice between the three top clubs,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight