Shinji Kagawa
Shinji Kagawa has admitted that he fancies a move to England in the summer REUTERS

Shinji Kagawa has moved to quash speculation that he might be set to make a move to Manchester United this month, with the playmaker insisting he is completely focused on taking Borussia Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga table.

Dortmund are currently second in the German table, but are equal on points with leaders Bayern Munich and third placed Schalke.

And with a particularly tight race set for the end of the season, with fourth placed Borussia Mochengladbach just a point behind the top three, Kagawa insists that despite reports of interest from United, he is focused on the task at hand.

"There are always rumours. But there are only rumours," he told German paper Die Welt of talk over a move to either United or AC Milan.

"I personally have no information about any event. Therefore, this leaves me cold. If it really should someday be concrete, then I would honor that.

"These are already very well-known clubs. But now it's just about me, here in Dortmund still be successful."

United are said to be on the lookout for a playmaker, despite Sir Alex Ferguson's insistences on numerous occasions that the club won't go after any targets in January.

While the club have a great deal of stars on their books for the midfield position, United have gone so far as to bring Paul Scholes out of retirement to fill a gap in the middle of the park, as injuries continue to pile on the squad.

Kagawa has long been said to be a target for United, though Dortmund had maintained last summer that they would not sell the 22 year old for any price.

And though Ferguson has hinted that United have 'two or three' long term targets that the club are hoping to sign at some point in the future, Kagawa has made it clear that he is completely focused on his future being in Germany, and has set long term goals for both himself and his club.

"For a player like me to come here and win the championship is really an honour," he explained.

"I have really experienced a lot. I soon found my place in the team and we were successful.

"Winning the championship at the end of the season was great. I must admit, it was beyond my wildest dreams.

"In my time here, I've seen that Borussia Dortmund has developed steadily. We have become German champions and played in the Champions League.

"In the Bundesliga, we are up at the top and want to do so in the future."

United have been connected to a large group of top midfielders in preparation for the January transfer window, with Nicolas Gaitan, Christian Eriksen and Kagawa's Borussia teammate Mario Gotze.