Borussia Dortmund star Shinji Kagawa has met with Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson amid speculation linking him with an Old Trafford move.
Kagawa, who has a year remaining on his contract with the Bundesliga champions, has stalled over signing a new deal, saying he wants to 'think hard' before making a decision over his future.
The Red Devils appear to be frontrunners for his signature after the Japan international met with Ferguson for talks in Manchester this week, and he claims the United boss had good things to say about him.
The 23-year-old forward said: "It was good that I was able to meet him in person and talk."
Ferguson 'had some good words', the player added when asked about the meeting, without disclosing what they discussed.
The United manager had watched him score in Dortmund's 5-2 German Cup final victory over Bayern Munich in Berlin on Saturday.
Kagawa, who netted 17 goals for Dortmund this season to help them secure a second consecutive title, has been linked to other high-profile clubs including Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan.
"I want to think hard before making my decision," he added. "I want to choose a team where I can take on challenges."