An offer for FC Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko, who is valued at £45 million, is being considered by Manchester United, Chelsea, and Newcastle.

The 19-year-old Slovenian had a standout maiden senior season in the previous season, scoring 11 goals in 37 games for the Austrian champions in all competitions.

Sesko is already on the radar of top teams in Europe, according to the Independent, because of his striking combination of physical presence and technical skill.

Standing at a commanding 6 feet 4 inches, the adolescent has a smart all-around game, a strong work ethic, and is a skilled finisher, unavoidably evoking similarities to former Salzburg star Erling Haaland.

Keenest of his admirers are said to be the Red Devils, who are seriously considering a bid, though the current asking price is currently felt to be based largely on his potential.

United chiefs have met with Sesko’s representatives in the last fortnight, as have officials from Chelsea and Newcastle — two clubs keen to reinforce their respective forward lines.

All three hold reservations over his ability to make an immediate impact but there is a collective feeling the forward’s valuation could rise significantly over the next 12 months.

Sesko is now considered Salzburg’s main marksman after the departure of Karim Adeyemi to Borussia Dortmund and bagged in his side’s league opener against Austria Wien.

He is also a full international with Slovenia, grabbing his second goal for his country in their most recent outing, a 2-2 Nations League draw with Serbia in June.


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