Chelsea and Arsenal suffer major player setback in June 2024 transfer campaign


The June 2024 transfer campaign of both Chelsea and Arsenal has suffered a huge blow as their key player target makes a U-turn.

Reports now indicate that the June 2024 transfer campaign of both Chelsea and Arsenal have suffered a huge setback as the main player target for both clubs has opted out of a potential move to the Premier League ahead of the 2024/2025 season.

RB Leipzig forward Benjamin Sesko who is the main transfer target for both Arsenal and Chelsea in the summer 2024 window has opted for a contract extension with the German side as opposed to a potential move to England ahead of the new club football season.

Sky Sports made this confirmation in their latest news report that read, "Benjamin Sesko was linked to a host of Premier League clubs, including Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester United; the RB Leipzig forward will be staying at his current club next season, with the German side set to hand the 21-year-old with a new contract."

A contract extension with RB Leipzig would mean an increase from his initial buyout clause fee of 55 million pounds. Chelsea June 2024 transfer plans seem to be suffering a huge setback with this latest decision and it remains to be seen if they have other targets to take on the forward role.

Arsenal transfer news however indicates that there are other options the Gunners could possibly consider to fill in the forward role at the club.

Benjamin Sesko's RB Leipzig stats

Chelsea June 2024 Transfer
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - AUGUST 25: Benjamin Sesko of FC Red Bull Salzburg celebrates after he scores his team's opening goal during the UEFA Champions League Play-Offs Leg Two match between Brondby IF and FC Red Bull Salzburg at on August 25, 2021 in Copenhagen, Denmark. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Benjamin Sesko's stats for RB Leipzig has been categorised as ridiculously impressive and it is no wonder the biggest clubs in the English Premier League are making a much-needed move for the forward.

Here are Benjamin Sesko's stats for RB Leipzig below:

UEFA Champions League:

  • Matches Played: 8
  • Substituted In: 4
  • Goals Scored: 2
  • Assists: 0
  • Shots On Target: 8
  • Yellow Cards: 1
  • Red Cards: 0


  • Matches Played: 31
  • Substituted In: 14
  • Goals Scored: 14
  • Assists: 2
  • Shots On Target: 21
  • Yellow Cards: 0
  • Red Cards: 0

UEFA EURO, Qualification:

  • Matches Played: 9
  • Substituted In: 0
  • Goals Scored: 5
  • Assists: 2
  • Shots On Target: 6
  • Yellow Cards: 0
  • Red Cards: 0

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