Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa has confirmed that he has reached an agreement with Manchester United, confirming rumours of an imminent transfer.
The Japanese international has been linked with the Premier League giants for a number of weeks after enjoying a particularly fruitful season with Dortmund, in which he helped steer them to a league and cup double.
Speculation was fuelled when Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson was seen in attendance as Kagawa starred against Bayern Munich in the DFB-Pokal final, scoring one and setting up another.
However, as reported by Goal.com, it appears as though the deal is now all but confirmed, after Kagawa discussed it following Japan's 1-1 draw with Australia.
“I have to do a medical check but the agreement between me and the club is done,” he is reported as saying.
While it is uncertain how much the transfer fee is, rumours suggest that it could be around the £17 million mark, including add-ons and performance-related bonuses.
Kagawa admitted that he kept the deal secret, as he focused on Japan's World Cup qualifiers.
“I wanted to avoid people focusing on this matter [during World Cup qualifiers]. It was Manchester United who sent me an offer officially.
"The agreement has been almost done. I asked myself to consider many things but I found that I want a challenge."