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Mark Robins says Burnley-linked Viktor Gyokeres is going nowhere

Coventry City boss Mark Robins has said that Swedish striker Viktor Gyokeres is not going anywhere (via Lancs Live).

He is confident his side’s talisman will be at the club after the January winter transfer window.

Gyokeres has netted 12 goals and created three big chances this season, registering one assist. His goals have pushed Coventry City to 13th place in the Championship table.

“Viktor is going nowhere – I can tell you now he is going nowhere in January,” said the 53-year-old English manager.

“Absolutely no chance. I’ve spoken to Vik. There’s not a chance of them (star players) going anywhere in January.

“It would be absolutely ridiculous, and I’m adamant that is happening. The only way people can go is if you have got people lined up – replacements lined up that are better. It’s not going to happen.”

Gyokeres has been linked with Burnley. Manager Vincent Kompany is looking for a striker and wants the 24-year-old. 

Premier League clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers, Fulham and Everton are also interested in Gyokeres, who signed permanently for the Sky Blues after a loan spell.

The Swedish international joined Coventry City on loan on 15 January 2021 from Brighton & Hove Albion. He scored only three goals, but it convinced the club to sign him permanently in July 2021.

Gyokeres netted 17 goals and provided five assists last season as they finished 12th in the Championship.

Robins has steered the club through muddy waters in his second spell in charge of the club. While he may be hoping for a play-off push, finishing in the top half will be quite the achievement.

At the beginning of the season, Coventry could not play their home games due to the state of their pitch. They then received an eviction notice to leave the stadium. They are now in the process of a takeover.

It has not been smooth sailing, but hanging on to the club’s top scorer will be a massive win.

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