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Arsenal now want to sign Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres

Arsenal are planning a summer move for Sporting CP striker Viktor Gyokeres after cooling their interest in Napoli’s Victor Osimhen.

The Gunners are expected to invest in a marquee centre-forward this summer and have been continuously linked with Gyokeres and Osimhen in recent weeks.

However, O Jogo (page 15) claims the London club will prioritise a deal for Gyokeres over Osimhen due to the price tag and higher wages involved for the latter.

Osimhen, who has netted 15 goals this season, has a release clause worth £111 million in his contract and earns almost £211,000 per week at Napoli.

By contrast, Gyokeres has a buy-out clause of £86m in his deal. He currently earns only £39,000 per week with the Primeira Liga leaders.

The Swede has been in sensational form this term, bagging 36 goals and 16 assists in 44 appearances in all competitions.

Gyokeres would be a perfect fit for Arsenal

Arsenal lack a genuine goalscoring striker. Kai Havertz has fared well in the last few months, but his finishing still needs to improve.

Gyokeres would be a perfect fit for the Gunners over Osimhen. The Swede is an excellent all-round striker.

The former Coventry City forward is good with the ball at his feet. He has averaged almost 20 passes per outing this term. Osimhen has managed only eight passes per game.

Gyokeres has won twice the number of duels as Osimhen (3.7) per appearance. While Osimhen has had injury concerns, Gyokeres has steered clear of the treatment table.

All of this suggests that Gyokeres would be a better acquisition for Arsenal.

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