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Arsenal impressed with €100m 36-goal hitman, expected to battle Liverpool to sign him

Arsenal have been impressed with the scouting reports on Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres and are expected to firm up their interest this summer, according to Portuguese outlet Jornal de Noticias.

However, the Primeira Liga club want suitors to trigger his €100 million release clause and are unwilling to negotiate or reduce their asking price.

Arsenal are not ready to part with such a fee for Gyokeres but are ready to offer some of their fringe players as makeweight in a deal, either temporarily or permanently.

The Gunners will also face fierce competition for the services of the Sweden international striker, with Liverpool and Chelsea also keen on bringing him to the Premier League.

Gyokeres is high on the preference list for Arsenal as they look to bolster their attacking ranks in the summer, with his 36 goals and 14 assists in 43 games impressing them and other suitors.

The 25-year-old bagged 40 goals in his last two seasons with Championship club Coventry City before moving to the Portuguese top-flight last summer.

Returning to England to prove himself in the Premier League could appeal to him.

Arsenal need a quality striker to establish themselves as perennial title challengers, and Gyokeres fits the bill.

His passing, dribbling and finishing are key strengths which have made him stand out this term, and the Gunners need such a complete striker within their ranks.

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