MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to use Anthony Martial as makeweight in their bid to sign Borussia Dortmund star Christian Pulisic.
The 22-year-old attacker has endured a disappointing season under Jose Mourinho.
He has now been deemed surplus to requirements after just three seasons at Old Trafford.
The Mirror claim the Red Devils will try to include him as part of a £40million move for American forward Pulisic.
The Dortmund wonderkid, 19, has become one of Europe’s most sought-after players after a superb season in the Bundesliga.
And if Mourinho gets his way, he could be heading to United over in the summer in a player-plus-cash deal.
Pulisic would slot straight into the Red Devils attack due to his versatility, with him being equally effective as either a winger or in a more central position.
He has scored five goals this campaign and provided numerous assists.
That has also caught the eye of United’s Premier League rivals, with Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal also keen admirers.
But the prospect of having a ready-made replacement in Martial is one that Mourinho hopes will give his side the edge in the race for the USA international.
Martial has completely lost the confidence of his manager.
And his lacklustre display in Friday’s defeat at Brighton is said to have confirmed to Mourinho that he needs to move him on.
He should have no problems in getting him out of the exit door even if Dortmund do not take the bait.
Juventus appear to be leading the race for the Frenchman, but Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are also monitoring his situation.