The race to sign Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko is heating up, and Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have entered the fray now.
According to a report by Spanish publication AS, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain have both approached Red Bull Salzburg over a summer move for teenage sensation Benjamin Sesko. Manchester United and Chelsea are also said to be monitoring the young striker.
Benjamin Sesko came into the limelight with his recent performances for Red Bull Salzburg, especially in a recent friendly against Liverpool, where he scored the only goal of the match. The 19-year-old has also started the new Austrian Bundesliga season in fine fashion, scoring once and assisting once in two league appearances so far.
Manchester United were reportedly the one of the first clubs to show interest in the 19-year-old striker and have been quick to hold talks with the Austrian club over a summer move. Red Bull Salzburg reportedly rate the Slovenian international at around €50 million and talks are ongoing with multiple interested parties.
Chelsea entered the race soon after and have also approached the Austrian club over a possible summer transfer. Liverpool and PSG have now reportedly joined the race to sign Sesko and have made contact with Red Bull Salzburg for the highly-rated striker.
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The Slovenian international is currently evaluating his options, and while Red Bull Salzburg are reluctant to sell him, Sesko and his representatives are expected to make a decision by next week amid growing interest from Manchester United, Chelsea, Liverpool and PSG. The youngster is not willing to play a bit-part role in his quest to continue improving and developing.
At just 19 years of age, Sesko could benefit from another season playing for the Austrian club, who have sold Karim Adeyemi to Borussia Dortmund this summer and will need the Slovenian international to lead their line this campaign.
But with the biggest European clubs, including Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea and PSG, showing interest in the teenager, he could decide to move on this summer to one of the aforementioned clubs. Manchester United are currently in the pole position to sign the highly-rated striker amidst heavy interest from other clubs.