Newcastle United transfer target eyed by Arsenal & Manchester United - has £43m release clause

RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Arsenal and Manchester United are set to up their interest in the Newcastle United transfer target.

A host of Premier League clubs are weighing up a move for Newcastle United transfer target Benjamin Sesko.

Sesko spent four years at Red Bull Salzburg before moving to their sister club Red Bull Leipzig last summer. But after just one season, the Bundesliga side are already resigned to losing the 20-year-old.

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The Slovenia international has been tipped for a big future since his Salzburg days and that promise has continued at Leipzig having scored 13 goals in 37 appearances this term.

RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
RB Leipzig star Benjamin Sesko is attracting Premier League interest. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Sesko, who has drawn comparison to Erling Haaland, has a €50million (£42.7million) release clause in his contract which is due to become active in the summer.

As per the Evening Standard, Arsenal have Sesko on their radar, as do Manchester United and Chelsea. The player’s representatives have reportedly been guests at both the latter two clubs’ matches this season.

Newcastle’s interest in Sesko also dates back to when he was in Austria but any move would dependent on Premier League Profitability and Sustainability (PSR) wiggle room and potentially the future of Alexander Isak and Callum Wilson.

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Isak has plenty of admirers across Europe having established himself as one of the Premier League’s best strikers with 21 goals in all competitions this campaign. United boss Eddie Howe is adamant the Swede must stay.

Wilson is far more likely to leave with the England international out-of-contract in 2025. However, having this week returned from two months out with a pectoral injury, Wilson will be keen to prove he has a future on Tyneside.

The 32-year-old is a prolific Premier goalscorer, managing seven goals in 16 appearance this season, but has struggled with injuries.

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