Sancho faces an uncertain future with the Premier League giants following his public spat with Erik ten Hag. The former Dortmund player remains banished from first-team facilities at Carrington.
With the market set to reopen imminently, Sancho has been subject to plenty of mooted interest, though a final say on what will happen has yet to be announced. The 23-year-old signed for United in a 72.9million deal in 2021, but has been unable to conjure up his best form.
Reports from the Football Transfers website state Dortmund are watching the situation closely. Indeed, if it does prove to be the final straw for Sancho, they could attempt to sell Malen to United.
The two clubs have a good relationship from past deals. Malen, 24, is a Dutch striker who has scored five goals for Dortmund this season, also contributing with two assists from his 18 games.
Sticking with Sancho, reports from Eurosport flag up ongoing interest from Juventus in the ousted England player, while suggesting he could be made available for as little as 26million. United paid almost three times that amount when they brought him back to the UK two years ago after a previous spell with Manchester City.