Local outlet claims Arsenal close to signing 43-goal striker because… see more

Local Portuguese outlet Leonino claims Viktor Gyokeres is very close to moving to Arsenal, reporting that sources close to the process have confirmed that negotiations between Sporting and Arsenal are at an advanced stage.
Financial details are reportedly being finalised between the parties involved, and the operation should be completed by the end of the month.

The same source adds that Sporting are preparing to complete the deal as their record sale, meaning it would cost more than the €65m (£55m) for which they sold Bruno Fernandes to Manchester United.
Sport Witness highlight that the story hasn’t been picked up by the major Portuguese outlets yet, so it’s probably better to wait for that to happen before drawing conclusions.
The only reason why the timing of this story might make sense is that a deal for Benjamin Sesko was recently taken off the table. It’s not impossible Arsenal might have decided to move for another striker target as a result.

For the time being, Leonino are the only outlet carrying the story, so it may well lead to nothing.

Gyokeres scored 43 goals and assisted 15 in 50 appearances for Sporting CP last season.

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