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Man Utd join Benjamin Sesko transfer race but Red Bull Salzburg hold out on £55m for teen striker | The Sun

MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly joined the transfer chase for Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko.

The 19-year-old Slovenian international has a host of clubs across Europe vying for his services.

Fellow Premier League side Newcastle have been linked with a swoop for the ace.

And Germany’s two biggest clubs, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, are also keen.

The Daily Mail claims that United are also monitoring the hotshot.

Salzburg have placed a £55million asking price on Sesko’s head and want to keep him for at least another season unless that valuation is met.

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Sesko's agent teased Newcastle supporters last week that he could be heading to them.

He posted a snap of himself dining out near the Tyne Bridge last week, sparking a flurry of excitement on social media amongst the Toon Army.

However, Newcastle soon poured cold water on those flames as they briefed that there had been no developments on the move, although they admitted that Sesko was a player they admired.

The Magpies are still desperate to bring in a forward this summer as well as a winger, with Leeds flanker Jack Harrison also being linked with a transfer to the North East.

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Meanwhile, United “are looking at options” as they aim to sort out Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation over the coming days.

He wants to leave and still has not returned to pre-season training with the Red Devils.

Now there is talk of a potential loan move to Atletico Madrid.

That has led to this fresh report that they could move for Sesko to add reinforcements to boss Erik ten Hag’s attack.

The Mail states that no discussions between them and Salzburg have yet taken place.

However, “he is a player they are aware of as they prepare to draw up a list of targets” this week.

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