Man Utd scouts ‘impressed’ by Benjamin Sesko as they target the striker as a transfer replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo

MANCHESTER UNITED scouts were reportedly impressed by RB Salzburg striker Benjamin Sesko.

The Red Devils were considering a move for the 6ft 5in forward as Cristiano Ronaldo pressed for a summer exit.

Benjamin Sesko has agreed to move to RB Leipzig at the end of the season

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Benjamin Sesko has agreed to move to RB Leipzig at the end of the seasonPhoto credit: Getty

In the end, United kept the Portuguese star, with Sesko committed to signing for RB Leipzig.

The Bundesliga club have agreed to pay £21.6million for the Slovenian teenager at the end of the season.

However, that hasn’t stopped United from making a move.

According to 90min, the Red Devils are still interested in the 19-year-old ace – although RB Leipzig would demand a hefty profit to sell him.

Not only Erik ten Hag’s team is interested, but also Chelsea and Bayern Munich.

The Red Devils could have a vacancy up front, with Ronaldo reportedly targeting a January exit after starting just one Prem game so far this season.

Chelsea, meanwhile, could be looking for a long-term solution at the forward position after signing 33-year-old Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as a bridging option.

While Bayern would still be keen to sign a long-term replacement for Robert Lewandowski, although Harry Kane is their dream target.

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Sesko has scored five goals in 15 games for RB Salzburg so far this season and has drawn gaps in Champions League clashes with AC Milan, Chelsea and Dinamo Zagreb.

Last season he scored 11 goals in 37 games in all competitions and won four of 15 caps for his country

That includes goals in his last three games against Serbia, Norway and Sweden respectively.

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Man United in January

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Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Man United in JanuaryPhoto credit: Reuters

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