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Man Utd transfer news: Salzburg respond as United enter fray for teenage sensation Sesko | Football | Sport


Red Bull Salzburg don’t expect to lose highly-coveted 19-year-old striker Benjamin Sesko this summer amid strong interest from across Europe. The Austrian champions have unearthed yet one more attacking gem from their illustrious conveyor belt of enthralling talent but club sources have told Express Sport that the player just isn’t on the market.

As reported earlier this month in Taylor’s Tuesday Transfers, Tottenham scouts have been making checks on the Slovenian international, who is ready to turn into Salzburg’s talisman in attack for the forthcoming season following Brenden Aaronson’s £22.2million Premier League switch to Leeds United.

Manchester United and Newcastle have also been monitoring Sesko’s development closely with the teenage sensation considered to be among the many continent’s finest young forward prospects.

Yet despite claims within the Austrian press, United are yet to maneuver for Sesko despite being keen admirers of his talents. He’s a player of real interest to United’s recruitment department but there have been no formal discussions thus far.

A Salzburg source has since relayed to Express Sport that Sesko just isn’t considered to be a saleable asset this summer, despite their unprecedented ability to overturn mega profits.

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AC Milan director Paolo Maldini is one in every of the figures to have met with Basanovic up to now few weeks and the Italian giants are one other club that appreciates Sesko’s talent.

Sesko was signed by Salzburg from Slovenian outfit Domzale in 2019 before he spent two seasons on loan on the club’s feeder side FC Liefering between 2019 and 2021.

In his final campaign out on loan, Sesko was the second-highest goalscorer within the Austrian top-flight after netting 21 goals in 29 outings.

He has also been capped 13 times at international level by his country, scoring twice after representing Slovenia at U15, U16, U17 and U19 level.

Manchester United are expected to sign a striker before the transfer window closes in August as Cristiano Ronaldo continues to explore a possible summer departure.

Atletico Madrid are understood to be his preferred destination of selection however the Spanish media claim the La Liga club are distancing themselves from links to the Portuguese superstar.

Ronaldo stays excused from training by United boss Erik ten Hag as a result of ‘family reasons’.

The 37-year-old has been in Lisbon while his United team-mates were recording three pre-season victories during their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.

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