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Arsenal get massive boost as Gyokeres price tag PLUMMETS

Carlo Garganese
Viktor Gyokeres, Arsenal, 2023/24
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Arsenal have received a massive boost in their pursuit of Viktor Gyokeres as the Sporting Lisbon striker could be available for half of his release clause.

Gyokeres has a release clause of €100 million in his Sporting contract and it had been reported that the Portuguese side would demand this price in order to sell this summer.

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However, Gazzetta dello Sport now reports that Sporting will actually accept bids of €50m for the Sweden star.

Arsenal are leading the chase for Gyokeres, but face competition from Chelsea and AC Milan.

Gyokeres has been a revelation ever since joining Sporting Lisbon from Coventry for €20 million plus €4m in bonuses last summer.

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The 25-year-old Swede has scored an incredible 36 goals in 39 games in all competitions for Sporting this campaign.

Arsenal have made Gyokeres their top striker target for the summer transfer window, according to reports.

Gyokeres is a wanted man
© IMAGO – Gyokeres is a wanted man

Arsenal move for Gyokeres

Arsenal are in the market for a top number nine who can score more goals than current first-choice central striker Gabriel Jesus.

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While Jesus has impressed over the last two seasons in his overall play, he has not proved to be prolific enough for a team who wants to win the Premier League and challenge for the Champions League.

Jesus has just 19 goals in 59 appearances for Arsenal, a total that Gyokeres has almost doubled this season alone for Sporting Lisbon.

Gyokeres has also contributed 13 assists this season, suggesting that he is much more than just a goalscorer.

He was on the scoresheet for Sweden this week in the 5-2 defeat to Portugal.

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