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Brentford eye Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres as Ivan Toney replacement

Brentford want to sign Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres after Ivan Toney was handed an eight-month ban, reports talkSPORT.

The FA has found the Englishman guilty after he breached several betting rules.

Unless an appeal is successful, the Brentford star will be unable to feature for the club until January 2024.

The Bees are planning for the possibility of having Toney unavailable and will look to sign Gyokeres.

They have had the 24-year-old on their radar for a while and are finally ready to move for him.

Gyokeres ended the regular Championship season with 21 goals and ten assists in 46 games.

He also bagged the only assist that helped the Sky Blues secure a place in the final of the Championship play-off.

Gyokeres helped Gustavo Hamer grab the winning goal in the second leg of the semi-final against Middlesbrough.

The Sweden international is dreaming of playing in the Premier League and will hope to win the final at Wembley against Luton Town.

He has proven his quality over the years and Brentford are ready to swoop.

However, they may need to part with around £25 million to have a chance of signing him.

Coventry will also be in a stronger position to keep Gyokeres if they seal promotion.

Brentford will also face a fierce battle for his services, with Crystal Palace, Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Ham United keen on him.

Brighton & Hove Albion inserted a sell-on clause in the deal which saw the Swede join Coventry for £1m in 2021, and will be hoping he moves this summer.

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