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Viktor Gyokeres to Chelsea: Ruben Amorim states his demands

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Sporting Lisbon’s manager, Ruben Amorim, has been explicit about the conditions Chelsea must meet if they intend to sign Viktor Gyokeres when the January transfer window opens. Speaking to journalist Fabrizio Romano, Amorim emphasized that the Blues would need to fulfill the release clause in Gyokeres’ contract. The release clause currently stands at a hefty £86 million.

Viktor Gyokeres, the Swedish striker, has drawn attention from Chelsea as they seek to address their persistent issues in frontline. Although statistics show Nicolas Jackson’s decent performance this season, criticism persists, sparking speculation about potential replacements.

During previous transfer windows, Ivan Toney and Victor Osimhen were in talks with Chelsea as potential striking options. While reports continue to connect the Blues to these players, Viktor Gyokeres has emerged as a recent addition to their shortlist due to his impressive form at Sporting Lisbon, drawing praise from former teammate Maxime Biamou, who described him as ‘unplayable’.

Amorim has the conditions clear for clubs pursuing to sign Viktor Gyokeres

Despite the interest from Chelsea, Amorim has been clear with the conditions under which Viktor Gyokeres could depart his club. He stated,

“He will only leave if someone pays the buyout clause in January — otherwise, he will stay.”

Interestingly, Amorim himself was a contender for the managerial position at Chelsea before they ultimately chose Mauricio Pochettino in summer.

The manager’s clear stance underscores Sporting Lisbon’s firm commitment to retaining Viktor Gyokeres unless Chelsea meets the substantial buyout clause. With the transfer window approaching, the Blues face a crucial decision regarding their pursuit of attacking reinforcements. Viktor Gyokeres now stands as a prominent name in their considerations.

Chelsea’s quest for a striker continues to draw attention, and whether they opt to trigger Viktor Gyokeres’ release clause or explore other options remains to be seen. The January window is poised to be an intriguing period for both clubs involved.

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