Agent Of £56M Rated Arsenal Target Confirms “Premier League” Interest And Claims Transfer Decision Is Imminent

The agent of Arsenal transfer target Benjamin Sesko has revealed that the RB Leipzig striker has interest from Premier League, Serie A and Saudi Pro League teams.

Speaking to Sportklub (quotes translated via Calciomercato.com), the forward’s representative Elvis Basanovic said that he is keen to have his client’s future resolved before Euro 2024 begins in three weeks’ time:


“We want to choose where he will play in the short term, because we want this decision to be made before the start of the European Championship, so that Benjamin can go and play it with a free mind.”

“There is interest from two Saudi clubs but now no possibility, he is not leaving Europe. The Premier League and Serie A clubs want Sesko. But Leipzig is also doing their best to keep him with an excellent proposal.”

Who is in contention to sign Sesko?

The Gunners are expected to be joined in the pursuit of the 20-year-old by Chelsea and Manchester United. AC Milan were also targeting the forward but they have been put off by his asking price.

Sesko’s release clause has recently increased to €65m (£56m) and the Rossoneri are not prepared to pay that sort of fee for the player.

Leipzig could scupper Arsenal’s plans

Sesko’s current clause is said to expire at the end of June anyway but, based on his agent’s comments, it seems likely that Arsenal or another club could trigger it.

To stop that from happening, RB Leipzig have reportedly offered the striker a new contract, which could potentially remove or (at the very least) substantially increase the Slovenian international’s existing buyout fee.

The Bundesliga side are thought to be determined to retain the striker’s services as they believe his value could substantially increase in the future.

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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.