Kagawa says transfer decision will come after Pokal final, denies rift with Lewandowski

The rumoured Manchester United target had come under fire in recent days after German media suggested he had accused his Dortmund team-mate of selfishness on the pitch
Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa will wait until the conclusion of the DFB Pokal final on May 12 before making a decision on his future.

The 23-year-old is said to be targeted by Premier League veterans Manchester United, who have reportedly offered a per-year salary of €6 million. Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed earlier this week that Kagawa is no longer unsellable after the player balked on signing a contract extension.

"I haven't made a decision yet," Kagawa told Bild when asked where he'll play next season. "At the earliest it will be after the [Pokal] final.

"I've listened a lot to the supporters and to my team-mates, and I'm really touched by what I've heard. I'll make my decision only after discussing things carefully with my agent."

The Japan international also denied that bad blood remained between him and team-mate Robert Lewandowski after German media published quotes from a Nikkei interview that appeared to accuse the 20-goal scorer of selfishness.

"I was surprised that my interview was printed in this form," Kagawa responded. "Some of what was written was incorrect, but I've learned from what happened.

"I've already talked to [Lewandowski] about it personally, and the matter's been settled for both of us."

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