Shinji Kagawa
Borussia Dortmund's Kagawa plays a pass during the German first division Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim in Dortmund. REUTERS

Purported Liverpool target Shinji Kagawa has dismissed speculation linking him with a move away from Borussia Dortmund.

The Japan international has been the subject of reports linking him with a move away from the Bundesliga after a string of impressive performances for the German champions.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish was strongly credited with an interest in the mercurially gifted playmaker last summer but the 22-year-old's agent, Thomas Kroth, told the International Business Times UK in November that the midfielder is unlikely to leave Dortmund in the near future.

Despite rumours intimating Japan's leading player was being lined up for a possible move to Liverpool, the player's agent claimed to the contrary and insists Kagawa is wholeheartedly committed to Borussia Dortmund.

"There is absolutely no news," Kroth told IBTimes UK when asked about a possible move to Liverpool.

"He has a contract with Borussia Dortmund until 2013 and there is nothing to report.

"He is 100 per cent committed to Dortmund."

And Kagawa, who has scored seven goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances this season, has refuted suggestions he could be tempted by a move away from Dortmund this summer.

"I'm having a terrific time and would be happy if this were to continue. I want to stay," he is quoted in German newspaper ZDF - via talkSPORT. "I feel so good here, why should I go?"