David Moyes will look to raid former club Manchester United in a loan swoop for frustrated youngster Adnan Januzaj.
Januzaj flourished during Moyes' time in charge at Old Trafford - one of the few bright spots in an otherwise dark 10 month spell for the Scot last season - but hasn't had the same impact under Louis van Gaal.
Indeed he's spent much of the season as a substitute and has made just four Premier League starts while clocking up just 424 minutes of action in the league so far. Reports suggest that the Red Devils will look to send him out on loan in the January window in order to get him playing more regularly, and he could be on his way to Spain.
According to the Daily Express, Moyes will make an enquiry with Manchester United shortly over the possibility of a loan deal in the hope that he still holds enough sway at Old Trafford to convince his former employers to let Januzaj leave.
Moyes wouldn't be drawn on whether he could take the 19-year-old to Sociedad this month, but was full of praise for his ability. "Along with Wayne Rooney, Adnan is the best young talent I've worked with as a manager," he told reporters.
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"Adnan can go past a player to his left or right; he can go inside or outside. He's still young and developing physically, but he'll get better as he does, just as I saw him improve so much last year."
David Moyes took over at Sociedad in December and has so far guided the club to 12th place in La Liga. By far the highlight of his career in Spain to date is the 1-0 win over Barcelona earlier this month.
Manchester United have already let Michael Keane leave the club to join Burnley on a permanent basis in the current window, while Ben Pearson and Sam Johnstone have been shipped out to Barnsley and Preston respectively.
There are unlikely to be any new faces coming into Old Trafford during the winter window, with Van Gaal looking to keep his powder dry until his top targets become available in the summer.