Adnan Januzaj is set for an early return to Manchester United after Borussia Dortmund agreed to terminate his loan.
Various reports claim that United requested to recall the 20-year-old due to a lack of playing time at the Westfalenstadion.
The Belgian, who will be keen for games ahead of Belgium’s Euro 2016 campaign in the summer, has failed to start a single Bundesliga game – and fuelled speculation over a possible return after being spotted in the directors’ box for United’s goalless draw against Chelsea.
Back in November, United boss Louis van Gaal revealed that he warned Januzaj about a move to Dortmund.
“I said in advance that’s a big risk, because you have to compete with other players of a higher level and that’s not so easy.
“It’s the same as at Manchester United. He has to compete with higher-level players. I want him to play all the matches, and that’s why I wanted to play him in the Premier League, but he chose Borussia Dortmund.
“We have to wait and see [if it’s a good move] because now he doesn’t play. I am certain he has the talent to play, but he has to learn a lot of things.
“Talent is important, but so is the character to develop your talent. And he can learn that.”
United are set to confirm the news on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s FA Cup clash with Sheffield United at Old Trafford.