REPORT: Arsenal And Chelsea ‘Set Their Sights’ On £43.5M Rated Bundesliga Marksman

Arsenal and Chelsea have “set their sights” on signing RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko, according to

The Italian website claim the two Premier League clubs will offer “stiff competition” to AC Milan, who are also interested in the player.

Sesko only joined Leipzig from sister club Red Bull Salzburg for €20m (£17.4m) in the summer but his price tag has more than doubled to between €45m (£39.1m) and €50m (£43.5m) in the space of a few months.

The Slovenian international has had a good start to life in Germany, having scored 6 goals in his first 13 appearances for Leipzig.

Many have compared Sesko to Erling Haaland, with both having played for Salzburg before going on to spend time in German football.

Are Arsenal in the market for a new No. 9?

GoonerNews and LondonWorld reporter Chris Wheatley said last week that the Gunners have been looking at a number of strikers, including Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Aston Villa’s Ollie Watkins.

Although he didn’t mention Sesko, there is a decent chance that the 20-year-old is someone that the London club have scouted.

Will Sesko move clubs after just 6 months?

Having made the transfer to Leipzig in July, it is somewhat surprising to see the forward being linked with a transfer away from the Bundesliga club already.

However, there were even reports that clubs, including Manchester United, were interested in signing Sesko back in the summer, suggesting that there was a chance he could move to two different clubs in the same transfer window.

The strength of interest being shown in the Slovenian suggests another transfer after just 6 months cannot be completely ruled out. Whether that means he will end up at the Emirates, though, we shall have to wait and see.

Watch the Chris Wheatley Show on Shots!TV as Chris discusses Arsenal’s January transfer targets and the goalkeeper situation

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.