CHELSEA and Manchester United have both met Benjamin Sesko’s agent as RB Salzburg struggle to keep Europe’s hottest strike starlet.

The hunger to sign the the 19-year-old is so intense it’s possible a deal could be completed before this weekend’s Premier League round-up.

GettyBenjamin Sesko is reportedly interesting Newcastle but the heavyweight attention is coming from Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford[/caption]

Newcastle are outsiders for the 13-cap Slovenian, who Salzburg still hope to keep for another season as they hold out for £55million-plus.

Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano claims Sesko’s agent Elvis Basanovic has held “direct” talks with United at least twice and met Chelsea chiefs last week.

The main outcome is believed to be that Sesko himself can decide his own future.

But that could change if one of the clubs launches a huge formal offer for him.

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Sesko reportedly believes the time is right to move on despite just one season as a Salzburg regular.

And Romano claims Prem clubs must move “fast” to win the race for him.

Newcastle remain in the background and can’t offer European football.

The Magpies CAN provide a regular starting role – but Sesko might also fancy his chances of a quick breakthrough at Stamford Bridge or Old Trafford.


Chelsea chief Thomas Tuchel is ready to offload Timo Werner but appears to have doubts about likely starter Kai Havertz.

And United boss Erik ten Hag wants a long-term successor to Cristiano Ronaldo – whether or not the legend gets his wish to leave.

Ten Hag’s expected front three at home to Brighton this Saturday – Jadon Sancho, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford – lacks an out-and-out hitman.

Sesko appears to be just that type of player, amid claims he could be as good as Manchester City new boy Erling Haaland.

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