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Sport Manchester United lead race to sign Salzburg teenage star Sesko

15:02  29 july  2022
15:02  29 july  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Manchester United met Benjamin Sesko's agent last Wednesday but Red Bull Salzburg don’t want to sell this window unless they get offer over £55million.

The 19-year-old striker has already been linked with moves to Newcastle, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in the window, but it seems United may be leading the race for his signature.

Sesko has started the season in fine form, netting two goals in Salzburg's first two games, and the club are reluctant to let the Slovenia star leave.

Sesko has started the season in fine form, netting two goals in Salzburg's first two games  © Provided by Daily Mail Sesko has started the season in fine form, netting two goals in Salzburg's first two games Erik ten Hag may need to bolster his striking options if United do lose Cristiano Ronaldo  © Provided by Daily Mail Erik ten Hag may need to bolster his striking options if United do lose Cristiano Ronaldo

Sesko's agent had sparked speculation last week after he posted an image to his Instagram account having dinner near the Tyne Bridge. However, there has been no official talks or approach from Newcastle yet.

Man United monitor £55m-rated Red Bull Salzburg ace Benjamin Sesko

  Man United monitor £55m-rated Red Bull Salzburg ace Benjamin Sesko Salzburg want to keep Sesko for the season, which he has already started well with two goals in two games, unless they receive an offer close to their valuation. © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester United have joined the clubs chasing Red Bull Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko Sesko's agent teased supporters with an Instagram post of himself dining out near the Tyne Bridge last week, which prompted a flurry of activity on social media but Newcastle dampened the excitement saying that while Sesko was a player they admired nothing had progressed regarding a move.

The Magpies do remain keen on adding more fire power to their attack, and have also been linked with moves for Harvey Barnes and Jack Harrison.

Man Utd's interest in Sesko comes with the future of Cristiano Ronaldo still unclear. The Portuguese star returned to the club this week, but United are preparing targets in case they do need to replace their iconic number seven.

Sesko netted the winner against United's old rivals Liverpool during a pre-season win  © Provided by Daily Mail Sesko netted the winner against United's old rivals Liverpool during a pre-season win

Sesko, who netted the winner for Salzburg during their recent 1-0 pre-season win over Liverpool, is seen as one possible option to replace Ronaldo.

The club have also been linked with Ajax winger Anthony and Austria striker Sasa Kalajdzic from Stuttgart.

United kick-off their Premier League campaign next weekend when they play host to Brighton on Sunday.

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