Januzaj to be used as a bargaining chip for either Marquinhos or Coleman.
Louis van Gaal is preparing to use unsettled Manchester United star Adnan Januzaj as a makeweight in a deal to sign either Seamus Coleman of Everton or Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, reports CaughtOffside.
Both PSG and the Toffes showed interest in signing Januzaj on-loan during the January transfer window, but van Gaal said the Belgium international would not be leaving Old Trafford and even rejected an approach from the reigning Ligue 1 champions.
However, with the Dutchman now looking towards the summer he is hoping to use that interest to land one of two targets he has his eye on to improve a shaky Red Devils defence.
Van Gaal has as yet failed to truly address the gaps left at the back by the departure of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at the back and has his eye on Marquinhos as a long-term alternative.
The Brazilian is still just 20-years-old, but has built a fine reputation for himself at AS Roma and now at the Parc des Princes and could be prepared to move on due to a lack of game time under Laurent Blanc currently.
Meanwhile right-back is another area van Gaal is looking to improve and Coleman has been one of the finest figures in the the position in the Premier League in recent years.