Fabrizio Romano Claims Both Arsenal And Chelsea Have Scouted 25 Cap International “Several Times” This Season

Arsenal and Chelsea have been keeping very close tabs on RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, according to journalist Fabrizio Romano.

The Slovenian, who has been capped 25 times by his country, is a player in demand and Romano says a move to the Premier League this summer is a strong possibility:

“There are clubs constantly monitoring Sesko since he was already at Salzburg, then he joined Leipzig and they keep following the player. There is also interest from Italy but I think it is going to be complicated for Italian clubs to pay the amount of money for Benjamin Sesko.”

“For clubs in England, it could be different. For example Chelsea and the same for Arsenal, they have sent their scouts multiple times to follow Sesko. Let’s see now what is going to happen with the new board of Man United. It’s a very open situation for Sesko.”

Sesko’s release clause could make him an attractive target

Reports in the German media claim that the 20-year-old has a €50m (£43m) buyout clause in his contract, which is not a fee that would deter the Gunners from making an offer.

The main concern about Sesko, though, is how prolific he can be in front of goal. He has hit the back of the net 11 times in 32 appearances this season which is not a bad return but it is not the sort of record that would suggest he could lead the line for Arsenal.

Arsenal may prioritise another striker instead

It is widely believed that Mikel Arteta’s side would be very interested in securing the signature of Napoli’s Victor Osimhen. The Nigerian international does look like the perfect fit for the No.9 role based on his recent scoring record.

However, unlike Sesko who is available for a reasonable amount, Osimhen’s release fee is thought to be as high as €130m (£111m).

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.