Arsenal transfer news: Viktor Gyokeres release clause may go up | Football

Viktor Gyokeres looks set to leave Sporting Lisbon this summer (Picture: Getty)

Arsenal and Chelsea transfer target Viktor Gyokeres could be set for a new, increased release clause as Sporting Lisbon look to secure a bigger fee.

That’s according to new reports in Portugal, which claim that Gyokeres’ agents have travelled to Lisbon to discuss a deal which will bump up his release clause.

Arsenal are currently leading the race to sign the 25-year-old Sweden international striker but Chelsea are hoping to tempt him to Stamford Bridge.

Gyokeres has massively impressed in the Portuguese top-flight since he joined Sporting from English side Coventry City at the start of the season.

He has produced 36 goals and 14 assists across his first 40 games for Sporting, which has seen some of Europe’s biggest clubs register their interest.

According to Portuguese newspaper A Bola, Sporting are ‘fully aware’ that a record sale is on the cards for the summer transfer window.

It was previously thought that Gyokeres had a €50m (£43m) price tag but that may now go up if his agents can land him a better deal.

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Chelsea had a bid rejected for Viktor Gyokeres in January (Picture: Getty)

Chelsea launched a bid for Gyokeres in January but it was rejected by Sporting while the player himself has been coy over his future.

Asked about Chelsea’s interest in January, Gyokeres told Sport TV: ‘I don’t think anything about it. I’m here and we have important games to play, I’m focused on that.

‘There’s a lot of talk on social media and elsewhere, but I’m not focused on that I don’t think about anything else. I’m here right now. I’m 100 per cent focused on this and the club.’


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