BIG BEN MANCHESTER UNITED’S pursuit of a new striker has been handed a boost after it was revealed they are still able to sign RB Salzburg star Benjamin Sesko.
Sesko, 19, has a £20million agreement on his head to move to Salzburg’s German sister club RB Leipzig.
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And while United are not likely not try and sign him in January, they are far more likely to make a move in the summer following the revelation Leipzig could be bought out of the deal.
According to ESPN, while Leipzig have an agreement in place to sign the Slovenian at the end of the season, a major bid from another club could change the trajectory of his career.
This gives United a final chance to make a move for the highly-rated striker.
Of course, the club appears to be prioritising a short-term solution in the January window.
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Loans for Wout Weghorst and Joao Felix have been earmarked.
But in the case of Felix, the fee it would cost United to take him on for six months has been a major stumbling block – though Chelsea have just agreed a deal to bring him in according to reports.
This has seen negotiations for on-loan Burnley star Weghorst accelerate.
And while he is the exact mould of striker Erik ten Hag wants in a centre forward, any prospective loan for him will depend on Besiktas, where he is currently situated
As well as Sesko, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen and Tottenham star Harry Kane are being discussed as more long-term solutions.
England captain Kane is entering the final year of his Spurs contract in the summer and faces a pivotal decision in his career.