Arsenal scout Chelsea transfer target as London clubs battle for striker

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Arsenal and Chelsea have been involved in many heated battles on the pitch but in the last few seasons, what has caught the eye the most is the London rivals battling it out in the transfer window. Indeed, 2023 Chelsea transfer duo Mykhailo Mudryk and Moises Caicedo were also wanted by Arsenal at similar points in time.

It is believed that yet another memorable transfer battle is brewing, as both Arsenal and Chelsea seek a striker for the upcoming 2024/25 Premier League season. Admittedly, Mikel Arteta is more desperate than Chelsea are to sign a new striker, given the North London club's lack of an out-and-out centre forward in their ranks.

Former Chelsea star player Kai Havertz is currently scoring goals for fun in Arsenal red which is not great to see from a Chelsea perspective. However, there is an underlying belief that he is not the striker who can carry Arsenal to a Premier League title - A lesson learned the hard way by Chelsea last season.

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Arsenal scout Chelsea transfer target as London clubs battle for striker

According to a new report from HITC, Arsenal sent scouts to watch Benjamin Šeško in action on Saturday's Bundesliga clash between Eintracht Frankfurt vs RB Leipzig. The scout was treated to four goals (two apiece) and one from the Chelsea transfer target he wanted to analyse for Arsenal, Benjamin Šeško.

The Slovenian striker Šeško has been scoring goals for fun with RB Leipzig this season, so it was no surprise to see him scoring on their Bundesliga concluder at the weekend. Šeško netted his 14th Bundesliga goal of the season but impressively, he has scored 18 goals across all competitions for the German side.

Therefore, it is no surprise to see he is wanted by both Arsenal and Chelsea, who have the resources needed to meet his £55m release clause in the summer. Matching this valuation would enable either club to push forward to player negotiations.

£55m seems like a measly fee to pay for a player of Šeško's abilities. However, the transfer race is set to drag out, like it often does between Arsenal and Chelsea, since both clubs will test their luck with a reduced fee before resorting to his release clause, which is expected to be a last resort.


Where do you think RB Leipzig striker Benjamin Šeško will be playing next season?