Exclusive source says “top strike candidate” for Chelsea is already lined up

Chelsea’s hunt for a striker seems to dominate every summer, and this one will be no different.

Nicolas Jackson did a good job this year but there’s still more goals needed in this team, and our transfer team will soon have to make a commitment to someone.

Our writer Simon Phillips has an exclusive on his Substack today where he gives an interesting update on RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Sesko:

“Chelsea are seriously considering triggering his release clause that is believed to be around £60m and runs out at the end of June,” Phillips writes.

“As I’ve reported for some time, Sesko is a top striker candidate for Chelsea this summer and he’s become more and more of a priority option on that shortlist. Other clubs are also looking at Sesko and could become real competition.”

The most tempting all around option

We have to say, we’re really keen on Sesko, out of the current options available up top.

Some of the big lads like Alexander Sorloth or Artem Dovbyk look like they could struggle a little without any pace in the Premier League, while nobody is really sure whether Serhou Guirassy’s season with Stuttgart was a freak one-off or the start of something big.

Victor Osimhen looks fantastic, but Napoli are asking for a lot of money, and there’s a huge risk involved in that too.

Sesko, if we can get him for €60m, looks to have a massively high ceiling as well a a nice all around game which should see him fit nicely with Jackson as a pair or as an alternate. As Phillips writes, the fact that a lot of teams are interested will make it more complicated than just paying the clause and being done with it, but it should mean the price stays fairly reasonable.

Tags Alexander Sorloth Benjamin Sesko
Chelsea News