Manchester United are reportedly considering a player-plus-cash deal in signing Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus, which will see Shinji Kagawa move to Signal Iduna Park in the summer.
According to the Mirror, United manager David Moyes has set his sights on signing the German international as he looks to turn things at Old Trafford next season. The Red Devils have endured a poor run in all competitions this season under the former Everton boss this season.
United suffered a 3-0 defeat at the hands of their arch rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford in their last league fixture. The result has seen the Premier League champions struggle seventh in the league table with 48 points from 29 games.
Reus has been in impressive form for Dortmund this season, scoring eight goals and managing eight assists in 21 league appearances. The attacking midfielder has been on United's radar for the past few years.
The report claims United made a move for Reus in January, but failed in their approach. Moyes is looking to offer Kagawa to Dortmund in order to allow the German international make a move to Old Trafford in the summer.
The Japanese international joined United from Dortmund in the summer of 2012. Kagawa was impressive for Jurgen Klopp's side, winning the Bundesliga twice. However, the playmaker has failed to replicate his Dortmund form for the Red Devils.
After their failed attempt in signing Reus, United will make another move for Dortmund star after the end of the season, while allowing Kagawa move in the other direction. Moyes admitted he is looking to make signings before the start of the World Cup.
Should the report be true, the addition of Reus will bolster United's attacking division and will also allow Kagawa return to Dortmund.
The Mirror also claims United scouts were in attendance during Schalke's 2-1 win over Augsburg, watching Arsenal target Julian Draxler in action. He has been on the Gunners' radar and was strongly linked with a move to the Emirates in recent times and has £37.8m buyout clause.