Dortmund stand firm on Kagawa
German champions Borussia Dortmund will not allow midfielder Shinji Kagawa to leave for less than 20million euros.
The Japan international is out of contract in the summer of 2013 and has rejected a new deal at Dortmund, leading to speculation the Bundesliga outfit would accept a fee of around 15m euros for his services. However, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke insists Kagawa will not be sold for a cut price despite his contract situation and compared the player's situation to Manuel Neuer's when he left Schalke for Bayern Munich. He told reviersport.de: "It is quite clear that Shinji has talent for his age and how valuable he is to this team. Then I see what Bayern paid for Manuel Neuer. He also had only one year of a contract. From these facts one can derive a certain sum." Premier League giants Manchester United are believed to be leading the race for Kagawa but it remains to be seen if they will fork out such a hefty sum for a player who has just one year remaining on his current deal.