Benjamin Sesko to sign new Leipzig deal in blow for Arsenal and Chelsea

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Arsenal and Chelsea person been dealt a rustle aft Benjamin Sesko decided to motion a caller statement astatine RB Leipzig to extremity their chances of signing nan Slovenia striker this summer.

Both Premier League clubs are understood to person been fresh to trigger his €65m (£55m) merchandise clause having targeted Sesko for respective months. Manchester United and Tottenham had besides registered an liking successful nan 21-year-old, who scored 18 goals successful each competitions for Leipzig past season, including successful 7 successive Bundesliga matches astatine nan extremity of nan campaign.

But pinch his representatives said to beryllium keen to resoluteness his early earlier nan commencement of nan Euros, wherever Slovenia will look England connected 25 June, Sesko is understood to person agreed a caller statement connected improved position aft talks this week. That is believed to incorporate a “gentlemen’s agreement” complete a early transportation successful echoes of nan statement hold Erling Haaland agreed pinch Borussia Dortmund successful 2021. The Norway striker joined Manchester City a twelvemonth later for £51m.

Arsenal could now reignite their liking successful signing Joshua Zirkzee from Bologna, though he is besides being heavy tracked by Milan. The 23-year-old Dutch guardant has a €40m (£34m) merchandise clause and scored 11 goals to thief nan Italian nine suffice for adjacent season’s Champions League.

Interest from Arsenal successful Newcastle’s Alexander Isak and Sporting’s Viktor Gyökeres – 2 Sweden strikers – has dwindled owed to nan monolithic fees it would return to motion them, and a move for Brentford’s Ivan Toney besides looks improbable astatine this stage. Mikel Arteta would besides for illustration a left-back, cardinal midfielder and winger but immoderate arrivals are apt to person to beryllium balanced by sales.

Benjamin Sesko

There is understood to beryllium beardown liking successful Thomas Partey from Saudi Arabia, and Eddie Nketiah, Emile Smith Rowe and Reiss Nelson are besides disposable for transfer.

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