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Arsenal very close to signing Sporting CP striker

Arsenal are very close to securing the signing of Sporting Lisbon striker Viktor Gyokeres, according to Portuguese outlet Leonino.

The Sweden international has been on the Gunners’ radar for a while, with attention shifting to him after Benjamin Sesko decided to stay with RB Leipzig.

Arsenal are willing to pay £60 million for Gyokeres, but Sporting want £85m. The clubs are still negotiating the fee.

The 26-year-old was in fine form for Sporting last term, helping them win the league title. He also won the Bola de Prata for top scorer in the Primeira Liga with 29 goals in 33 league games.

The Portuguese top-flight champions are already preparing for his potential exit, with Panathinaikos striker Fotis Ioannidis identified as a potential replacement.

Arsenal need a striker to boost their chances of winning the Premier League title next season, and Gyokeres fits the bill.

He has plenty to prove after failing to make a league appearance for Brighton & Hove Albion during the four seasons he spent on their books, spending most of his time out on loan.

Gyokeres bagged 40 goals in all competitions across two seasons in the Championship with Coventry City before moving to Sporting last summer.

Showing his quality in the Premier League will be a dream for Gyokeres, and Arsenal could give him that chance this summer.

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