The Japanese international has failed to command a regular spot under new manager David Moyes and was substituted in Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to West Brom.

Moyes who left Kagawa on the bench for last night's Champions League away draw against Shakhtar will let the the midfielder leave Old Trafford in the new year.

According to A Bola Kagawa will used as a makeweight in a deal which will see Serbian international Subotic join United.

Dortmund manager Jurgen Klopp is desperate to bring Kagawa back to Germany where he impressed for two seasons before being snapped up by Sir Alex Ferguson in 2012.

Moyes is a huge admirer of Subotic who was an impressive performer for Dortmund helping the club reach the final of the Champions League last season and is keen to add him to his defensive ranks.

The news of Moyes' desire to move the midfielder on will come as a blow for United fans who are eager for his inclusion in the first-team.