Salzburg are demanding more than £50m for the 19-year-old Slovenian international. who United could have signed in 2019 for just £2.5m.
Sesko’s representatives have met with both clubs, who face increased competition from Newcastle, and all three Premier League sides are keen to sign him.
Sky Sports AustriaHowever, they are now reporting that Sesko has decided he wishes to stay in Salzburg for the 2022-23 season despite interest from Chelsea, United and Newcastle.
“Benjamin Sesko wants to stay in Salzburg for one more year so he can make the leap like Erling Haaland,” Sky Sport Austria reporter Marko Stankovic said.
That’s Sesko’s plan. Next year we will talk about a very good transfer.
Sesko is Erik ten Hag’s primary target in the attack, with the Dutchman desperate to add some firepower to his front line.
Chelsea lost Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan this summer and also lacks a main striker.
Sesko is a 6’4″ striker who has already been capped in 13 games for Slovenia, scoring two goals, and only turned 19 in May this year.
He scored 11 goals in all competitions last season and recorded the only goal in a friendly win against Liverpool in pre-season.
“It’s probably a summer too early for him but all the clubs are looking at the price Liverpool paid for Darwin Nunez and thinking it could cost them an extra £20m if they wait another 12 months,” a source said recently. iNews.
‘Salzburg needs Sesko for the Champions League, they are not encouraging a sale. But that is different from the player not being for sale, and they would listen to offers.’
Salazburg is the reigning Austrian Bundesliga champion, having won every year since 2013-14.
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