Arsenal leading race to sign Benjamin Sesko in £55.3m deal
Posted by  badge Boss on 2 weeks ago
Benjamin Sesko has a £55.3m release clause in his deal (Photo by Maja Hitij/Getty Images)

are at the head of the queue in the race to sign RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko this summer.

, with a £65m release clause in his contract set to become active this summer.

The main interest is coming from the , with , and Liverpool all keen on Sesko.

However, the say Arsenal are best positioned to sign Sesko and are the current frontrunners.

The Gunners are the most stable of the Premier League clubs interested in Sesko, and there’s a clear pathway for the striker into the Arsenal starting XI.

The Slovenian joined Leipzig from sister club RB Salzburg in 2019 and he’s progressed year-by-year in Germany.

Sesko netted 18 times for Leipzig last term (Picture: Getty)

The Bundesliga club are desperate to keep Sesko, not least because they feel he will be worth considerably more than his release clause in years to come.

Leipzig are willing to offer Sesko a new deal that will see his salary increase dramatically.

But it remains to be seen whether the striker will opt to leave, and several clubs are expected to trigger his release clause.

Mikel Arteta signed Kai Havertz from Chelsea last summer in order to play the German in midfield.

However, his best position turned out to be up front, where he played during Gabriel Jesus’ absence.

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