GOAL claims that Chelsea’s audacious attempt to pay a whooping $92 million to sign Sporting CP’s exceptional player, Viktor Gyokeres, has failed in the cutthroat world of football transfers. With just 24 appearances this season, Gyokeres, the Swedish striker who has lit up the pitch with 20 goals and 10 assists, is at the centre of a hot transfer rivalry.
Sporting CP is set on demanding a significant €100 million for their star forward, Gyokeres, despite Chelsea’s considerable interest in signing him. They cite the non-negotiable release clause as the deciding factor. Manager of Sporting CP, Ruben Amorim, stood up for the team and said that the original €85 million bid was way too low while maintaining composure in the face of circulating transfer rumours.
After joining Sporting CP in 2023 for a meagre €20 million, Viktor Gyokeres has proven to be an incredible asset, helping the team score an astounding 30 goals in his first season. The prolific striker’s contract with the Portuguese team runs until 2028, so there’s no pressing need to let him go.
The athlete himself supports Sporting’s position, announcing in public that he is currently uninterested in possible suitors. Chelsea, which is having trouble scoring goals, is reportedly open to considering bids for Armando Broja as they consider a variety of market options. The probable injury returns of Nicolas Jackson from the Africa Cup of Nations and Christopher Nkunku, however, cast doubt on Chelsea’s transfer policy and could jeopardise Gyokeres’ reported deal to Stamford Bridge. All eyes are on Chelsea to reach Sporting CP’s €100 million estimate for the Swedish goal-scoring dynamo as this transfer story plays out.