Borussia Dortmund midfielder Shinji Kagawa looks to be on course for his much-awaited move to Manchester United in the summer but has maintained he will not make a decision until after the German Cup final next weekend. The 23 year old has been heavily linked with a move to United since last year and now appears very likely to leave the Bundesliga champions, having refused to sign an extension to his contract, which runs out next summer.
"I have not yet decided what I will do. The earliest I will discuss my future after a lot of thought with my agent will be after the German Cup final," ESPN quoted Kagawa as saying.
Kagawa has 13 goals and 10 assists from 30 league appearances this season as Dortmund secured their second successive Bundesliga title. Dortmund president Michael Zorc also confirmed Kagawa would not be staying at Westfalenstadion.
"Shinji is going to play in England because he has officially rejected our offer of a new contract," Zorc said.
Meanwhile, United youngster Paul Pogba will join Juventus on a free transfer at the end of the season, according to the Daily Mail.
The 19 year old had been linked with a move to the Italian giants since last month but that speculation seemed to end when he was included in a few of United's match squads recently. However, it now appears the French midfielder's stint at Old Trafford has come to an end after he reached an agreement with the Serie A leaders.
The report says Pogba's decision was made known in a letter from his agent Mino Raiola to United chief executive David Gill. There has been no contact between the player and the Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Pogba joined United as a trainee from French club Le Harve in 2009 and is rated the best young talent to be at the club in recent years.