Burnley are preparing a player-plus-cash deal for in-demand Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres, TEAMtalk understands.
Gyokeres is a target for a number of clubs in this summer’s transfer window with the likes of Sporting Lisbon, Fulham, Wolves and Brentford all keen on his services. Indeed, on June 19 TEAMtalk exclusively revealed how Sporting are getting close to signing him.
But now TEAMtalk has been told Premier League new boys Burnley are ready to join the hunt for the Swedish international as Clarets boss Vincent Kompany looks to bring in a proven striker to bolster his squad.
Gyokeres enjoyed a brilliant season for Coventry last term, scoring 22 goals and providing 12 assists as Coventry reached the Championship play-off final. Unfortunately for the Sky Blues, they lost on penalties to Luton Town at Wembley.
Gyokeres, 25, is entering the final year of his contract at Coventry and having missed out on promotion to the top flight his suitors are hoping to lure him away this summer.
Despite his contract situation Coventry are still holding for a fee in the region of £20million for Gyokeres and that is pricing out some interested clubs.
Burnley are hoping to tempt Coventry into doing a deal by offering two players plus a fee for Gyokeres, rather than paying the full asking price for him.
Viktor Gyokeres becomes key target for Burnley
Burnley have bids in for a number of players as they aim to improve the current squad at Turf Moor and Gyokeres is emerging as a key target for Kompany’s side.
Gyokeres joined Coventry from Brighton in the summer of 2021 after never making a league appearance for the Seagulls during his two years at the club.