Manchester United are looking to Shinji Kagawa to Valencia.
The play-maker struggled under David Moyes last year and didn’t score in 30 appearances, only 23 of which were starts.
Now Louis van Gaal does not appear overly impressed with Kagawa, leaving him on the bench for the first two league matches of the season.
Van Gaal appeared to criticise Kagawa after United’s 1-1 draw with Sunderland, when he explained his decision to bring on Adnan Januzaj in central midfield.
As quoted on the Metro, he said: ‘Kagawa, I have tried to play him in that position in the US and he could not fulfil my wishes and my philosophy.
‘We have spoken about that and he is more of a 10.
‘[Juan] Mata was playing at 10 and I thought I had to change the other players, which is why I chose to bring on Januzaj.
‘It is because of creation. Kagawa can also create, but I asked Adnan to play there because of the lack of midfielders.’
Now reports claim he is on his way to Valencia, as they are keen to try and wrap up a £17 million deal.