Report: Chelsea now lining up move for £52m attacker next summer, Boehly previously met with his agent

Chelsea are reportedly lining up a move for Benjamin Sesko next summer.

Sesko, 19, is a highly rated young striker that’s receiving plenty of attention already.

He enjoyed a superb breakout year with Austrian champions Red Bull Salzburg last season, scoring 11 goals and making seven assists in 37 games. Therefore, German outfit and sister club RB Leipzig signed the teenage striker in the summer.

Leipzig’s deal to sign Sesko included a clause to mean he’s spending the 2022/23 campaign with Salzburg to continue his development. He’s started this season with five goals in 14 matches for the Austrian side.

Photo by Lukas Schulze/Getty Images

Chelsea lining up Benjamin Sesko

According to 90min, top European teams are planning to swoop in and sign Sesko next summer before he’s even played a game for Leipzig.

It is understood that Chelsea, Manchester United and Bayern Munich are all considering bids at the end of the season to sign the 19-year-old rising star.

The report explains Leipzig paid just €24million (£21million) for him in the summer. However, the Bundesliga club could demand as much as €60million (£52million) to sell him next year.

Incidentally, Chelsea’s co-owner Todd Boehly reportedly met with Sesko’s agent a couple of months ago to discuss a potential move to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues hierarchy are definitely flexing their muscles in the transfer market, especially when it comes to signing upcoming names.

It’ll be interesting to see if they can beat some top European rivals to Sesko’s signature.

Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

Keep a close eye

Sesko already looks a very exciting forward with his athletic build and pace, but Chelsea should wait a little to see how his season plays out.

The Blues already had a first-hand experience against him this season. There’s another Champions League game coming later this month against Red Bull Salzburg, too.

The Slovenia international looks like a future star with his performances for club and country, but not everybody out of Salzburg is going to be the next Erling Haaland. There may be a clearer indication on his path by the time next summer rolls around.

Keep up to date with all the latest Chelsea news and opinion by following The Chelsea Chronicle’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

A sports journalist who graduated from Staffordshire University in 2016 and is a Chelsea supporter. Loves anything football or cricket related when it comes to England.