Kagawa completes return to Dortmund

Shinji Kagawa has completed a move to former club Borussia Dortmund from Manchester United, according to the Guardian.

The Japanese international struggled to hold down a regular first team place at Old Trafford after signing for the club in the summer of 2012, and Louis van Gaal had deemed him surplus to requirements.

Van Gaal is keen to offload some of Manchester United’s high-earning squad players, with the futures of Tom Cleverley, Maraoune Fellaini, Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez all uncertain ahead of the transfer deadline.

Kagawa has signed a four-year-deal with Jurgen Klopp’s side, who he starred for prior to his switch to Old Trafford.

Van Gaal meanwhile is hoping to add more new signings before the close of the transfer window, despite smashing the clubs transfer record with the £59.6million capture of Angel Di Maria last week.

The Dutchman has been consistently linked with a move for Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal, whilst Daley Blind will complete a £15million move from Ajax, subject to passing a medical.