Chelsea in talks to sign Benjamin Sesko after Man Utd approach | Soccer

Chelsea decided to sign Benjamin Sesko this summer (Getty)

Chelsea have held talks to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko ahead of Manchester United, according to reports.

Thomas Tuchel is keen to sign a new striker before the transfer window closes, while United are also looking to add another striker to Erik ten Hag’s squad this summer.

Last week, reports claimed United had already held talks over a deal for the 19-year-old this summer.

But according to fabrice romanoChelsea also met the striker’s agent last week after United held several meetings to discuss a move.

Sesko’s agent also held talks with Newcastle United earlier this summer.

Benjamin Sesko is also wanted by Manchester United and Newcastle

Benjamin Sesko is also wanted by Manchester United and Newcastle (Getty)

RB Salzburg are reluctant to sell Sesko so soon and are expected to wait £55m for the Slovenia international.

Sesko is considered one of Europe’s brightest young talents after his prolific season on loan at RB Salzburg’s sister club FC Liefering in the 2020/21 campaign, in which he scored 21 goals in 29 appearances.

Last season, Sesko established himself as a regular at RB Salzburg and scored 11 goals in 37 games.

Sesko himself has indicated that he wants to develop at RB Salzburg for another year.

Asked about the possibility of leaving RB Salzburg in an interview with Krone last month, Sesko said: “It’s not going to happen.”

“I will definitely stay with Red Bull Salzburg for the whole season. I really like being here.

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