Chelsea has made an offer to sign Viktor Gyokeres, a striker for Sporting Lisbon, as they seek to bolster their offensive line.
The Sweden international, who has established himself as one of the summer’s top recruits, signed a £20 million deal to join Sporting from Championship team Coventry City. Gyökeres has scored 20 goals for Ruben Amorim’s team in 24 games this season, with a goal involvement every 96 minutes.
The Record claims that Chelsea made a bid of £73 million (€80 million plus a €5 million fixed fee) to the Portuguese team in order to recruit Gyokeres after he had long drawn interest from The Blues.
This offer was turned down, nevertheless, because Sporting is requesting a full £86 million (€100 million) release clause, which is more than this offer does.
Due to his lengthy contract, which keeps him at Estádio José Alvalade until June 2028, the 23-year-old will only accept an offer of up to £86 million to persuade Sporting to part with their valued player.
This season, Chelsea’s performance in front of goal has been patchy. Throughout the season, their narrative has remained consistent: they have both created and missed numerous opportunities. Only 35 League goals have been scored by Mauricio Pochettino’s club thus far, which is the third-fewest of any team in the top half of the Premier League standings this year.
Since the transfer market opened, the West London club has been linked to numerous strikers. They may try to add to their over £1 billion buying binge by signing a striker.
After being connected to both Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen, The Blues are now focusing on Gyokeres, a striker for Lisbon, in an attempt to improve their goal-scoring situation up front.
It remains to be seen if Chelsea would reach Sporting’s £86 million value or find a less expensive replacement in light of Financial Fair Play issues, as reports indicate their initial bid was turned down.