Sebastian Kehl: Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa can play together at Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl backs coach Jugen Klopp to find a way to play Marco Reus and Shinji Kagawa together.

The summer transfer window may have closed, but rumours continue to float around.

One of the rumours is that Borussia Dortmund signed Shinji Kagawa from Manchester United last month in order to prepare for life without Marco Reus in the future.

The Germany international attacking midfielder has established himself as one of the best players in the world in the last two years and was reportedly on the radars of United and Barcelona among other top European clubs in the summer transfer window.

Although no move materialised for the 25-year-old, there have been reports claiming that he will leave Dortmund next summer. It has been claimed that Kagawa’s return from a two-year spell in the Premier League has convinced coach Jurgen Klopp to let go of Reus at the end of the 2014-15 season.

Kagawa and Reus are not exactly similar players, but playing them in the same team could prove to be a challenge for Klopp. Both are forward-thinking creative players and overlapping them may be counter-productive.

However, Dortmund midfielder Sebastian Kehl believes that the two players can co-exist in the same line-up and told ‘In the team there will be competition for all positions when everyone is fit. The coach can play with both players - with Marco further forward, or with Marco on the left. There are many formations’.

Kehl’s suggestion on how to play Reus and Kagawa together is something that could work, and Klopp probably has similar ideas.

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