Linked with Everton and West Ham, Shinji Kagawa can reportedly leave Dortmund in January

Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund is closed down as he passes the ball during the DFB Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Union Berlin at Signal Iduna Park on October 31, 2018...

Everton and West Ham were linked with a summer move for Shinji Kagawa.

Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund controls the ball during the DFB Cup match between Borussia Dortmund and 1. FC Union Berlin at Signal Iduna Park on October 31, 2018 in Dortmund, Germany.

Italian outlet CalcioMercato have reported that Shinji Kagawa will be allowed to leave Borussia Dortmund in either January or next summer, and that should alert Premier League sides West Ham United and Everton.

Back in April, German outlet Fussballeck reported that 29-year-old playmaker Kagawa was interesting both Premier League sides ahead of a potential summer move.

 

The same report claimed that either side would be able to land the former Manchester United star for just £11.5million, despite the Japan international having a contract with the Bundesliga side until the summer of 2020.

Kagawa has been afforded just four appearances in all competitions this season, with Dortmund giving preference to the likes of Marco Reus, Jadon Sancho and Christian Pulisic.

Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United

Dortmund currently sit at the top of the Bundesliga after an excellent start to the season, winning seven and drawing three of their 10 league games. They have also began superbly in the Champions League, beating Monaco, Brugge and Atletico Madrid - the latter resulting in a huge 4-0 win.

No way back for Kagawa it seems, then, and his new availability could tempt Everton and West Ham into reigniting their reported summer interest in bringing the pocket-sized magician back to the Premier League.

Shinji Kagawa of Manchester United gives the thumbs up from the bench prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester United at Stadium of Light on August 24,...

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