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Viktor Gyokeres wants Sporting stay amid Chelsea interest

Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres says he wants to stay at the club amid interest from Premier League club Chelsea.

Reports in England recently claimed that Chelsea is seriously interested in signing striker Viktor Gyokeres and defender Ousmane Diomande from Sporting. The Portuguese side reportedly will only sell Gyokeres in January if Chelsea activates the €100 million release clause in his contract.

In his recent interview, the 25-year-old Swedish striker insisted he wants to stay at Sporting.

Gyokeres told Record: “I’m very happy here and I don’t care about any interested parties at the moment. I’m enjoying every day here and not thinking about what’s going on around me. Yes, there’s talk of big clubs, but for now it’s just news. That’s all… This is where I want to stay.”

Sporting boss Ruben Amorim also recently said Chelsea have to match Gyokeres’ release clause if they want to sign him.

He told reporters: “Anything is possible, the players may want to stay but it could happen that changes our way of seeing things. In the past it was more difficult for me because an offer could come up and the player had to go, we had another urgency, but now it’s just for the clause. The player’s will changes, sometimes anything in our life changes, everything is possible. But we are protected because we have a clause that is high. I am more relaxed now because our situation is clearer, if you have to go, go by the clause. What matters is that the player is happy, but Sporting will survive without Viktor.”

Gyokeres joined Sporting from Coventry in the summer transfer window and is contracted to the club until 2028. He has scored 17 goals in 19 matches in all competitions for the club

Sam Barton
Sam Barton
Sam Barton fell in love with football during the 98 World Cup and has been fascinated by it ever since. The tactical side of the game is what truly inspires him to think, read and write about football, making him the ideal football writer.
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