Red Bull Salzburg have illustrated their requests for Benjamin Sesko in the midst of hypothesis Manchester United are pursuing their star – and they need Bruno Fernandes involved.
The 19-year-old Slovenian international forward has a large number of clubs across Europe competing for his signature with the Red Devils the most recent to join the pursuit.
Fellow Premier League side Newcastle have been connected with a plunge for the youngster.
Furthermore, Germany’s two greatest clubs, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, are also keen.
Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano also tweeted regarding United’s interest in the hotshot – and it was soon picked up by Salzburg’s social media team.
The Austrian club quote tweeted the journalist and then replied with a thumbs up emoji and the words: “We want 300 million + Bruno.”
Away from the Twitterverse, Salzburg are actually believed to have placed a £55m asking price on Sesko’s head and want to keep him for at least another season unless that valuation is met.
That did not stop Sesko’s agent teasing Newcastle supporters last week that he could be heading to them.
He posted a snap of himself dining out near the Tyne Bridge last week, sparking a flurry of excitement on social media amongst the Toon Army.
However, Newcastle soon poured cold water on those flames as they briefed that there had been no developments on the move, although they admitted that Sesko was a player they admired.
Meanwhile, United “are looking at options” as they aim to sort out Cristiano Ronaldo’s situation over the coming days.
He wants to leave and still has not returned to pre-season training with the Red Devils.
Now there is talk of a potential loan move to Atletico Madrid.
That has led to this fresh report that they could move for Sesko to add reinforcements to boss Erik ten Hag’s attack.
The ace, who scored for Salzburg in their top-flight clash with Austria Vienna on Friday, bagged eight goals in 43 appearances for club and country last term.
Bayern Munich 2-0 Wolfsbrug Highlights
Bayern Munich went top of the Bundesliga as goals by Jamal Musiala and Thomas Muller gave the reigning champions a confident 2-0 victory over Wolfsburg in their first home game of the season on Sunday.
Musiala struck from 20 yards out in the 33rd minute at the Allianz Arena to become Bayern’s record scorer aged under 20 with his 14th goal in the German top flight.
A minute before the break, Muller pounced from close range to ensure Bayern extended their record of never losing in 26 league matches at home to Wolfsburg, winning 24 times.
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Barcelona striker opens up on Erling Haaland’s role in his decision to leave Bayern Munich
Speaking to ESPN FC about leaving Bayern Munich this summer, Robert Lewandowski said: “No, that was nothing to do with Erling Haaland. I am the guy who — even if something is not good for me — truth is more important. I don’t want to speak about what happened exactly.
“If the question is if the decision to move was because of him, no, I didn’t see the problem if he joined Bayern. But some kind of people doesn’t say to me the truth, say something different. And for me it was always important to be clear, to stay true, and maybe for a few people that was the problem.
“And in the end I know that something doesn’t work well with my person as well and I knew that, OK, I see and I feel that maybe it’s a good time to move out of Bayern and join Barcelona. I had a very good relationship with my teammates, with the staff, with the coach.
“These are all things I’m going to miss because I spent a beautiful time there. And we were not only friends from the pitch but also something more. But in the end this chapter is over and I open a new chapter in my life and a new chapter in my career. So I feel that I’m in the right position, right place.
“Everything that’s happened in the last few weeks before I left Bayern, that was a lot of politics. The club tried to find an argument why they can sell me to another club because before it was difficult to explain to the fans. And I had to accept that even though it was a lot of bulls**t said about me.”
With Lewandowski neglecting to concur another agreement with Bayern, the Bundesliga champions began to search for possible swaps for the striker last season.
Borussia Dortmund’s Haaland was connected with a move to the Allianz Arena prior to joining Manchester City. Lewandowski, in the mean time, left for Barcelona.
Source: ESPN FC
Real Madrid 2-0 Eintracht Frankfurt Highlights
Karim Benzema and David Alaba both scored as Real Madrid made easy work of Eintracht Frankfurt in the Uefa Super Cup.
Alaba scored in the first half, tapping into an empty net after a corner routine, before Benzema linked up with Vinicius Jnr to fire home a second after the break.
Benzema’s strike was his 324th for Real Madrid, and it lifted him to second in Real’s all-time scoring list ahead of club legend Raul. Cristiano Ronaldo leads the way.
The win also means Real’s Carlo Ancelotti becomes the first coach to lift the trophy four times.
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