Borussia Dortmund identify Manchester United forward as summer target

German giants Borussia Dortmund have reportedly identified Manchester United forward Anthony Martial as a potential summer transfer target, claim 90min .

Marco Rose’s side look set to lose their phenomenon Erling Haaland this summer which will leave a gaping void in their attack.

There are not many bigger shoes to fill than the young Norwegian’s, whose own future promises to be one of the stories of the summer transfer window.

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But according to 90min, Martial is earmarked as one of Dortmund’s ‘main targets’ alongside Timo Werner who could return to his homeland after an underwhelming spell in England.

Anthony Martial facing uncertain future

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With Edinson Cavani leaving United when his contract expires at the end of June and Mason Greenwood unavailable for selection, United’s forward options could be somewhat depleted in the summer.

There is no buy option included in the Frenchman’s loan deal at Sevilla, but on current form it’s hard to envisage the La Liga giants enquiring for an asking price with a view to signing the 26-year-old on a permanent deal.

With one goal in eight games for Julen Lopetegui’s side, the buzz surrounding the French international’s arrival in Seville has quickly fizzled out.

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The move to Spain hasn’t as of yet galvanised the former Monaco man and his frustrating lack of consistency has already irked the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán faithful.

The dream scenario for Manchester United fans would have been to have Martial included in a deal that saw Haaland move to the Theatre of Dreams.

But due to our plight, Haaland will not be entertaining any offers from the red side of Manchester.

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No decision is going to be made on Martial’s future before our new permanent manager is appointed.

Whoever is tasked with taking over the reins will likely have a one-to-one with the mercurial Frenchman to see where his future lies.

But with Manchester United looking to add a centre-forward to the squad in the summer, a move to Dortmund’s Westfalenstadion could be a real possibility for Anthony Martial.

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