Kagawa determined to stay

Dortmund's Japan international happy with life in Germany

Shinji Kagawa: More than happy in Germany

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Borussia Dortmund's Shinji Kagawa wants to remain at the club after his current deal expires in 2013.

The Japan international is one of Europe's most sought-after youngsters, with a number of high-profile clubs, including Manchester United, reportedly keeping close tabs on him.

His stock continued to rise over the weekend with the winner in Dortmund's 1-0 league victory over Bayer Leverkusen, which was his fourth goal in as many games.

Despite interest from abroad, Kagawa remains committed to the Borussians and is looking to extend his stay.

"I'm having a terrific time and would be happy if this were to continue. I want to stay," he told ZDF.

The 22-year-old attacking midfielder moved to Westfalenstadion from J-League's Gamba Osaka in 2010 and has scored 22 goals in 56 appearances for the Bundesliga giants.

New deal

Meanwhile, Dortmund have signed a new contract with executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.

Watzke had a contract at Signal-Iduna-Park that would have been valid until June 2014, with the new deal keeping him in place until June 2016.

Watzke told the club's official website: "I am pleased, it is a great honour to work for this great club."

Borussia Dortmund chairman Reinhard Rauball said: "Hans-Joachim Watzke is a guarantee for business continuity and he has worked well giving Borussia Dortmund a future-oriented vision.

"He has developed a great piece of management in the job. We are happy to have signed new terms with him"