By Paul Clennam
Borussia Dortmund will seal a deal worth up to €12.5 million for Manchester United misfit Shinji Kagawa within the next 48 hours.
On Thursday Goal reported that Dortmund were in talks to re-sign Kagawa, who has failed to establish himself at Old Trafford since moving from Signal Iduna Park for around €20m back in June 2012.
And now BVB have agreed a deal worth an initial €7.5m with up to €5m in add-ons for the Japan international, who will sign a four-year contract to rejoin his former club.
Confirming talks with United about Kagawa on Friday, Dortmund's youth coordinator Lars Ricken told Sky Sport Germany: "We still have two or three days left [of the transfer window]. Then we will see if he wears the Dortmund jersey again."
Kagawa remains a popular figure at Dortmund, where he won two Bundesliga titles and a DFB-Pokal in his two seasons at the club after joining for €350,000 from J-League club Cerezo Osaka in 2010.
Van Gaal considers the 25-year-old surplus to his requirements at Old Trafford, having already spent over €150m to recruit Luke Shaw, Ander Herrera and Angel Di Maria this summer.
United will also make a final push to sign Juventus midfielder Arturo Vidal and Ajax star Daley Blind before the transfer window slams shut on Monday.