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Benjamin Sesko ‘says yes’ to Arsenal transfer

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RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko reportedly favours a move to Arsenal this summer, with a whole host of top clubs clamouring for the Slovenian’s signature.

Mikel Arteta‘s side are keen to strengthen in attack in the off-season with Gabriel Jesus having struggled for form and fitness in recent times, while Eddie Nketiah has fallen out of favour, with Kai Havertz the Spaniard’s preferred option up-front. 

Man United and Chelsea are also interested in 20-year-old Sesko, who scored 18 goals in all competitions this season.

However, The Mirror report that the Gunners are now in pole position with the Slovenian preferring a move to the Emirates over their rivals.

Sesko joined Leipzig last summer after four years with their sister club Red Bull Salzburg, where he netted 29 times in 79 games.

RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko reportedly favours a move to Arsenal this summer

The Slovenia international – who also has 11 goals in 28 games for his country – has enjoyed an impressive debut season in Germany, scoring 17 times in all competitions. 

It was previously reported that he had a release clause of £43million, but Sky Germany claimed this has risen due to his excellent form, with it believed to now be as high as £64m.

Sesko would represent a long-term addition for the Gunners given his age and potential, while speculation over a potential move to the Emirates has only increased over the past month.

The forward’s agent, Elvis Basanovic, was at Arsenal’s clashes with Chelsea and United.

Meanwhile, speaking back in October, Sesko also dropped a small hint about a potential move to England in the future.

‘I am not thinking about where I want to go next,’ he said. ‘I don’t have a favourite club to be. It’s important to make the right decision from where I have been. I just want to focus on here and let’s see what happens.

‘It’s hard to say what will happen, you know? I could be great or not that great! 

‘Of course, it would be nice to play there [in the Premier League] but first of all let’s focus on right now.’

Arsenal are hoping to strengthen in attack as Mikel Arteta looks for a top class centre forward
Sesko enjoyed a brilliant campaign with Leipzig, scoring 18 goals in all competitions

Leipzig enjoyed a good season, finishing fourth and securing a place in next season’s Champions League.

Sesko will be heading to Euro 2024, with Slovenia set to compete in the tournament for the first time since 2000.

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