Kagawa agent denies Napoli link

Rumors of a move to Napoli for the Manchester United playmaker have been put to rest by his agent.

The agent of Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa insists there is no truth in reports linking his client with a move to Napoli.


The Japan international has failed to establish himself as a first-team regular at Old Trafford, prompting suggestions he could head for the exit door at the end of the season.

However, his agent Thomas Kroth claims there has been no contact with Napoli coach Rafael Benitez amid reports that the Spaniard was plotting a bid for the former Borussia Dortmund man.

"Has there been contact with Benitez? For me, these are just rumors," he is quoted as saying by ultimecalcionapoli.it.

"He doesn't feel bad at Manchester United, so I see no reason to talk about him leaving."

Kagawa has made just 13 starts for United this season, failing to find the back of the net in a disappointing campaign for the soon-to-be deposed champion.