Shinji Kagawa.
Shinji Kagawa.Reuters

Inter Milan are ready to mount a fresh raid on Manchester United in the hope of signing Shinji Kagawa, according to Italian reports.

Having successfully prised Nemanja Vidic away from United, Inter may be about to do the same with the Japanese, according to Tuttosport.

The midfielder has struggled to break into United's starting line-up since a £15m move in the summer of 2012 from Borussia Dortmund.

The 24-year-old is fed up with life on the bench, having failed to impress Sir Alex Ferguson last season and found like equally difficult under new manager David Moyes. The arrival of Juan Mata for £37m in the January transfer window has denied Kagawa any opportunities to impress in competitive action, as Mata plays in a similar position.

As the Japanese does not feature in Moyes' future plans, Internazionale are ready to launch a bid for the player in the summer transfer window.

The ex-Dortmund midfielder has started only seven Premier League games thus far and has not scored a single goal in any competition for United. However, the Red Devils are still unwilling to consider bids of less than £12m.

But Inter would need to sacrifice one of their current midfielders if they want to sign Kagawa – the two names in the frame are Ricky Alvarez and his Croatian team-mate Mateo Kovacic.