Manchester United have found a way to beat Arsenal to the signing of Marco Reus with the club willing to offer Shinji Kagawa to Borussia Dortmund in a cash-plus-player deal.
Jurgen Klopp has been public in his admiration of Kagawa and admitted to being frustrated with the playmaker's move to United where he has struggled to maintain a regular starting place.
The Japan international was signed by Ferguson for £17.5m in the the summer of 2012 but has been asked to play out of position on the left and Klopp has said he would love to have him back at Dortmund.
And with that in mind the Express are claiming that United are willing to offer Kagawa to the Bundesliga side as well as a fee in exchange for Reus, with the midfielder currently also attracting interest from Arsenal.
While the Gunners might be willing to fork out his €35m release clause, if United are willing to offer Kagawa as part of the deal then Dortmund may well prefer to receive a player as part of the deal.
While the side made the Champions League final last season they didn't come close to challenging Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga with the Bavarians tieing up the title with a number of games to spare.
Klopp then lost Mario Gotze to his rivals - the playmaker was also a target for Arsenal - and Robert Lewandowski has confirmed he is planning to leave the club when his contract runs out in the summer of 2014.
United are desperately looking at options to improve their midfield after failing to land Cesc Fabregas and Ander Herrera in the summer. The side were able to sign Marouane Fellaini but the former Everton man is taking some time to settle at Old Trafford.
A player like Reus would be a huge coup for David Moyes and particularly if United beat Arsenal to the Germany international.