Manchester United will reportedly demand the transfer of Robert Lewandowski as part of any deal involving Anthony Martial moving to Bayern Munich.
The Poland international has been linked with the Red Devils in the past and his future has also been the subject of much speculation this summer.
Martial is another facing an uncertain future after a difficult time at Old Trafford seems to make him a likely candidate for the exit door in the coming days.
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United may understandably be keen to avoid selling Martial to a Premier League rival, so arranging a deal for him to move abroad that could also allow them to land a world class forward in his place would make a lot of sense.
Although Jose Mourinho already has Romelu Lukaku up front, many would argue Lewandowski would be an upgrade after his extremely prolific record in his time in the Bundesliga.
At the very least, it would give Mourinho the option to rotate and rest Lukaku more than he was able to last season, when the Belgian hit something of a dry spell in the middle of the campaign, perhaps due to the huge demands on him to lead the line without any real backup, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic starting the season injured before leaving for LA Galaxy in the winter.
Lewandowski, 29, has an immense record of 245 goals in the last seven seasons in all competitions with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern.
The Pole netted 41 goals in 48 games last season and it’s hard to imagine he couldn’t make a real impact in the Premier League and help United close that 19-point gap on runaway champions Manchester City.