• Manchester United might consider offloading Anthony Martial, a report suggests
  • Martial's possible departure could open the door for Jadon Sancho
  • Borussia Dortmund hinted at the possibility of allowing Sancho's transfer

Manchester United could be dealing with a crucial situation where one of the possible outcomes is landing longtime target Jadon Sancho.

As expected, the summer transfer window could be big for the Red Devils once again. Apparently, Manchester United has identified struggling striker Anthony Martial as a player who could be available in the market soon, Discovery-owned news outlet Eurosport reported, citing unnamed sources.

According to the report, some big “figures” at Man United are now considering dealing Martial in the next transfer window. What’s even more intriguing is that the Red Devils could use Martial’s possible departure to leverage a deal that could lead to the signing of Borussia Dortmund star Sancho.

“An interesting situation to look out for that could impact that pursuit surrounds the future of Anthony Martial. Sources believe there are figures at the club that would now be willing to consider serious offers for the player,” the outlet wrote.

Dortmund, on the other hand, is reportedly likely to considering lowering the then-staggering price tag of Sancho which was around the region of £100 million ($139 million).

Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho of Borussia Dortmund Getty Images | Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images

According to the German outfit’s executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, although Dortmund is somehow “economically stable” at the moment, the club might still listen to any offers considering the financial threat of the pandemic.

"In the midst of a pandemic, I am now ruling nothing out," Watzke recently told Handelsblatt. "But it is not necessarily the aim. The most important thing is the financial balance: that we have a strong team on the field and at the same time are economically stable. If we play the whole of next season without spectators, we must certainly think about giving up a player. For the hell out of it, asking banks for credit lines just to not sell a player is not going to be our way.”

"We are still unable to make a forecast for the year as a whole,” the CEO added. “As long as the situation persists, we will not be in the black. Our liabilities are currently at €26.7 million ($32 million). This shows that BVB has great economic strength and is very stable."

Prior to being linked to a move away from Old Trafford, Martial slightly declined in form. Hence, Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seems to have lost a spot for the 25-year-old in the front, with the club’s attacking arsenal of Edinson Cavani, Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood starting to shape up.

Anthony Martial
Anthony Martial celebrates after scoring on his debut for Manchester United against Liverpool. Reuters