Bad news for United! German paper hints at Klopp transfer plans

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Bild has given a hint over the transfer plans of Borussia Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp.

Log onto the website of German tabloid newspaper Bild this morning and one of the lead stories shows a blurred out image of Manchester United midfielder Shinji Kagawa.

The paper doesn’t have very good news for United fans and suggests that Borussia Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp will use a financial boost from Champions League cash to try and re-sign the Japanese midfielder.

Reports suggesting a potential BVB return for Kagawa have been doing the rounds regularly over the past week as his United career has shown little progress since he signed during the Sir Alex Ferguson era.

The story from Bild is also a bit of a double whammy for United fans because the talk of cash to spend suggests that BVB don’t need to commit to big money sales in order to finance some moves this summer.

“The Champions League millions is secured for Borussia Dortmund thanks to second place, the account is bulging. The big question: How will BVB invest this money?” reads the opening of the report.

The idea that Kagawa could leave this summer is realistic.

He’s been crying out to play centrally for United, which is his best position but is now arguably behind Juan Mata in the pecking order for the number ten slot.

When United appoint a new permanent manager this summer, one of the biggest decisions he’ll have to make is how to use Kagawa and if he shows no signs of bringing him off of that left wing, he could push for a return to Dortmund.

Klopp will be forced to watch another of his players, Robert Lewandowski, leave for Bayern Munich this summer.

While Kagawa is not a striker like the Pole, he is a player Klopp admires and someone he knows he can trust to hold the midfield together.

Klopp has spoken of his frustration in the past at watching Kagawa play down the left hand side of United’s midfield, which suggests that if he re-signs him, he’ll give him exactly what he wants which is a central role.

United are a better team with Kagawa than without him because he’s a top quality player but the report suggests he’s firmly in BVB’s sights and with the German giants sitting on a good wad of cash, a return is always possible.

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