Borussia Dortmund put off by Martial's price tag


Borussia Dortmund put off by Anthony Martial's price tag
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Borussia Dortmund are reportedly chasing the signing of a new striker, as they seek a possible replacement for Erling Haaland, who could be set to leave next summer.


Haaland is expected to leave the German club, with his release clause of around €75-90 million becoming active next summer.


One of the replacements that has been highlighted is Manchester United's Anthony Martial, who has struggled for game time and consistency over the past few months.


According to Sport1, Dortmund have earmarked Martial as one of the options to replace the Norwegian, with the 25-year-old being out of favour at Old Trafford and is frustrated with his current situation.


However, United's price tag of around €50-55 million is too high for Dortmund, who are unwilling to splash out that kind of money on a new striker, despite United being determined to sell him.


As a result, Dortmund are also looking at OGC Nice pair Kasper Dolberg and Amine Gouiri as possible options.


However, Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke also made it clear this week that they will still fight to keep Haaland next summer, saying that "it has not been decided whether he will go in the summer", and that the decision is set to be made primarily by Haaland himself.


Haaland has been linked with a host of top clubs, with the list including Premier League giants Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea.


Dortmund are searching for a new talent to lead the line up front, wanting someone that is relatively young and would cost around €30-40 million.


With Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival and Edinson Cavani's form last season, Martial has been pushed back to being third-choice for United, and so the possibility of being the starting striker for a top European club like Dortmund might be tempting for the French forward.


However, it mainly depends on if United are willing to lower their asking price for Martial, and if not, Dortmund might have to look elsewhere for their Haaland replacement.