‘I want’ - £42m star deals transfer blow to Newcastle United and Liverpool

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Benjamin Sesko has a £42million release clause in his RB Leipzig contract and is attracting Premier League interest

Benjamin Sesko has outlined his desire to “spend a lot of time” at RB Leipzig amid reported interest from Newcastle United.

Reports have linked the Magpies with a summer move for the Slovenian wonderkid. Eddie Howe has struggled for attacking options throughout the campaign as injuries have ramped up.

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Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson have spent time on the treatment table - forcing Howe to field Anthony Gordon up front on occasion. Wilson has been linked with a move away as frustrations mount regarding his injury concerns.

Modern-day clubs rarely boast more than two top strikers but Newcastle, given the reliability of those in their ranks, may need to sign another. Links with Leipzig sensation Sesko - who has 10 goals for Slovenia - have emerged in recent months.

The 20-year-old only joined the Bundesliga outfit last summer from another Red Bull club, RB Salzburg. At 6ft 4in, Sesko has been billed as a throwback striker akin to Newcastle greats from yesteryear.

His age and potential have also seen him become a reported target for several European heavyweights. Liverpool are reportedly keeping tabs on Sesko’s situation but their transfer plans are up in the air following Jurgen Klopp’s exit announcement.

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NewcastleWorld understands the youngster has a £42million release clause in his contract which becomes active this summer. However, speaking to German media, Sesko - also his nation’s youngest goalscorer - revealed he wants to stay at Leipzig.

“I want to spend a lot of time here because the club suits me well,” he told Bild. “We’ll see how many years it will be in total.”

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