Chelsea closing in on 20-year-old top summer transfer targets with a €50m release clause
Chelsea need a striker, but with January 2/3rds gone already, it seems clear that the club are marshalling their resources ready for a summer attempt to sign one of their top targets.
So far, the names mentioned most often in that bracket are Victor Osimhen, Ivan Toney and Viktor Gyokeres. But a fourth could soon be added. Recent days have seen top German football insider Florian Plettenberg reveal that Benjamin Sesko of RB Leipzig has a release clause of €50m that activates next summer.
The 20 year old doesn’t quite have the pedigree that the others do, but at that price he would cost half of what any of the other three would. That will surely be a huge temptation for the Blues, especially if they fail to get Champions League football and therefore struggle to attract the others.
We will watch this one carefully, but at the moment Sesko looks to only be gaining momentum as a potential summer target for Chelsea.