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Sources: Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres close to completing Sporting Lisbon transfer

Viktor Gyokeres of Coventry City applauds the fans after the Sky Bet Championship match at the Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry

Sporting Lisbon are close to agreeing terms with Coventry City for lethal frontman, Viktor Gyokeres, and TEAMtalk has learned there is confidence a deal will be done despite a gap in valuations.

Gyokeres, 25, enjoyed a second successive superb campaign with Coventry City, finishing second in the race for the Championship golden boot.

The Sweden international notched 21 goals to go four better from his 17-goal tally in the 2021/22 campaign. Gyokeres was a major factor in helping Coventry finish inside the play-off places.

An agonising penalty shoot-out defeat to Luton Town in the final ended Coventry’s promotion hopes. Furthermore, TEAMtalk understand more bad news is on the horizon in the form of a looming Gyokeres exit.

We’ve been told Gyokeres is closing in on a move to Portuguese powerhouse, Sporting Lisbon.

Gyokeres – who has attracted interest from the likes of Brentford, Crystal Palace and Everton – is valued at around £25m by Coventry.

However, TEAMtalk understands that Gyokeres prefers a move to Portugal with Sporting and a deal can be made despite a difference in each club’s respective valuations of the striker.

As it stands, we have learned Sporting have come up with a package worth close to £20m.

That is still short of Coventry’s £25m asking price, but there is confidence within the player’s camp that a deal will be agreed when all is said and done.

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