Shinji Kagawa's short time as a Manchester United player could be set to end, with reports suggesting that the Premier League champions could offer the Japanese midfielder in a potential swap deal to secure the signing of Marco Reus.
24-year-old Kagawa - despite being somewhat of a fans favourite at Old Trafford - has not managed to successfully forge a career as a first-team regular at United, with the former Cerezo Osaka star seemingly unable to convince current boss David Moyes that he is capable of effectively fulfilling his favoured number ten role.
Kagawa's ongoing struggle to impose himself at United has inevitably led to much speculation as to his future.
Despite United evidently lacking a sufficiently creative presence in midfield, Moyes has been reluctant to hand Kagawa an extended chance to impress - much to the outrage of some of the club's supporters.
According to reports cited by French newspaper Le 10 Sport, United are strongly interested in Borussia Dortmund star Marco Reus - whose current deal at Signal Iduna Park reportedly contains a €35 million release clause - and could offer Kagawa back to his former club in order to convince them into parting with the German international.
Whether Kagawa will be enough to entice Dortmund is unclear. The playmaker was hugely popular in Westphalia before departing for Old Trafford, but versatile attacker Reus is integral to to the club's hopes of unseating Bavarian giants Bayern Munich this season.
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