Manchester United manager David Moyes is desperate to sign Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus and is ready to use Shinji Kagawa as bait in a summer swap deal, according to the Sunday People.
Reus has been a top transfer target of United's for some time, a stance that has strengthened since David Moyes took the reigns at Old Trafford last summer.
The 24-year-old continues to be a shining star for both club and country and a player Dortmund are desperate to keep, although the Bundesliga giants have a proven track record of failing to keep their top stars happy and part of Jurgen Klopp's plans.
United are conscious that a straight cash deal would not interest Dortmund and a ready to offer Kagawa the chance to reunite with Klopp, in an effort to add creative impetus to their under-performing side next season.
Kagawa was signed to do exactly that by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012, but the move has so far failed to see the Japanese international find the form that made him such a fan favourite at Dortmund.
Moyes has used Kagawa sparingly this season, starting him in just seven Premier League games and allowing the playmaker to complete 90 minutes just twice.
The time is fast approaching for Moyes to make a decision on Kagawa's long-term future, although the People believe that call has already been made.
United are now primed to try and persuade Dortmund that a swap deal is in their best interest, setting up an emotional reunion for Kagawa and a potential blockbuster addition to United's attacking options next season.