Borussia Dortmund are looking into signing players from Man Utd and Chelsea to partner Karim Adeyemi, according to a report.
The German outfit will need attacking reinforcements this summer if Erling Haaland leaves. The Norwegian is a target for Manchester City and Real Madrid.
Dortmund should gain around £63million from his sale, giving them decent funds to land a replacement.
Red Bull Salzburg forward Adeyemi seems to be their preferred choice. The 20-year-old, already a full Germany international, has hit 19 goals in 36 games this season.
Sky Germany claim Adeyemi has chosen the Westfalenstadion as his next destination. Presumably this is because of their ability to nurture young talent into world-class players.
However, Dortmund are yet to agree a fee with Adeyemi’s club. Salzburg want around £33.5m to sell, which Dortmund are unwilling to pay.
90Min provide an update on the situation, while also revealing Dortmund’s next targets.
Karim Adeyemi the priority
Their report states BVB remain confident of agreeing a deal before the summer transfer window. Once it is sorted, they will get to work on bringing in a forward partner.
The first option is Manchester United player Anthony Martial, currently on loan at Sevilla. That transfer is unlikely to be made permanent due to Martial’s huge cost and his disappointing performances while in Spain.
As such, United could put Martial up for sale in the summer. And Dortmund will have the available funds to sign him.
Club chiefs believe they can get the best out of Martial, while partnering him with the in-form Adeyemi.
Alternative to Man Utd player named
The Bundesliga club have an alternative in mind, should Martial prove hard to capture. And he is also on the books of a Premier League side.
Chelsea attacker Timo Werner is the man in question. He is struggling to hold down a starting spot amid fierce squad competition.
Last week, the 26-year-old suggested he fits Germany’s style better than Chelsea’s. And that has put an exit back on the cards.
Like Martial, Dortmund may be able to take Werner back to his former heights.
The pacy player cost Chelsea £45m when joining from RB Leipzig in 2020. Thomas Tuchel’s side would want to recoup most of that fee when selling.