Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre admits that he is planning for life without Jadon Sancho next season.
Sancho is expected to leave the German club for Manchester United, assuming they are not put off by the reported £115m asking price.
The England international has logged 17 Bundesliga goals and 17 Bundesliga assists this season.
Speaking ahead of Wednesday’s clash with Mainz, Favre admitted that Sancho and Achraf Hakimi – who is in the second year of a two-year loan spell from Real Madrid – could both leave in the coming months.
“We’ll see after the season,” the manager said. “Of course, players will leave. We hope the players will stay, but it is possible that players will leave.
“You have already mentioned two [Hakimi and Sancho] that we don’t definitely know about.
“Of course, they could stay with us, which would be very good for me. But we’ll see what we’ll do, whether it’s in defence, midfield or attack.”