RB Leipzig Striker Favours Move To Arsenal Over Chelsea

RB Leipzig Striker Favours Move To Arsenal Over Chelsea

Benjamin Sesko is favouring a move to Arsenal over Chelsea, TEAMtalk can confirm, soon after it was reported the striker had been made the Blues’ top priority after Enzo Maresca gave the signing the green light.

Chelsea have been linked with some big-name strikers for some time given their striker woes of late. The season before last, the top-scoring striker was Kai Havertz, with nine goals – he was outscored by winger Raheem Sterling.

In the summer, Nicolas Jackson and Christopher Nkunku were brought through the door to ease the issues up top.

But Nkunku spent most of the season sidelined, and Jackson failed to inspire for large portions of the campaign; while he bagged 17 goals, he was wildly inconsistent at times.

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As such, the likes of Victor Osimhen, Viktor Gyokeres and Ivan Toney have been heavily linked with Stamford Bridge moves.

The former pair have been some of the most explosive strikers in Europe of late, and Toney, while slow this season off the back of a ban, had a very promising campaign a year ago.

Osimhen remains on the Chelsea list after Maresca walked through the door to replace Mauricio Pochettino in the manager’s seat.

However, it’s RB Leipzig man Sesko who’s now said to be the priority.

That’s after Maresca is said to have given the green light to the signing of the impressive striker.

But according to reports, it seems Chelsea have immediately failed.

That’s as it’s believed Sesko is favouring a move to Arsenal, instead.

Their interest in him is longer-term, after they decided to drop back from elite strikers given Kai Havertz’s good form up top meant they were no longer required, to instead sign a younger player who can progress into a big name.

That certainly seems plausible after the Slovenia international bagged 18 goals in all competitions this season.

As such, it’s said the Gunners are leading the race for Sesko’s signature.

This information has also been confirmed to TEAMtalk’s transfer correspondent, Fraser Gillan, who has also been told that Sesko has made his preference clear over a move to Emirates Stadium.

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