It has been reported that Shinji Kagawa is expected to be sold by Manchester United this week.
The Manchester Evening News claims that Juan Mata’s £37m move to United will set in motion a chain reaction of transfer activity that will extend far beyond this window.
The Japan international’s future is under immediate threat from the Spanish playmaker’s arrival.
David Moyes does not consider the attacking midfielder to be part of his strongest attack that he intends to build around Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Mata.
The 24-year-old could be offered as a makeweight in United’s pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Marco Reus and Ilkay Gundogan.
Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp has made no secret of his dismay at Kagawa’s fall from grace since his £12m move to Old Trafford two summers ago.