Sources: Door opens for Leeds United to agree Victor Gyokeres deal
Coventry City are resigned to losing Leeds United and Everton target Victor Gyokeres this summer if they can’t seal an unlikely promotion to the Premier League, sources have told Football Insider.
It is believed that the 24-year-old could pledge his future to the Sky Blues if they return to the top flight for the first time since 2001.
Gyokeres’ current deal is set to expire in June 2024 – and there have been no concrete discussions about a renewal with promotion yet to be decided.
Coventry are wary of interest from the Premier League, with Leeds United and Everton continuing to monitor the Sweden international’s situation after considering a move in January.
Mark Robins’ side are outside the play-off places by three points with eight games remaining this term.
The Midlands club want the best possible fee for their prize asset if promotion is not possible – and are not willing to risk him leaving the club for free in 2024.
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It means the door is open for Leeds, Everton and other Premier League clubs in pursuit to clinch an early-window deal.
Gyokeres can negotiate a pre-contract agreement with foreign sides in around nine months’ time.
He has notched 19 goals and eight assists in 39 appearances for Coventry across all competitions this season.
The 24-year-old (18 goals) is second only to Chupa Akpom (24 goals) in the race for the Championship golden boot this term.
That form has helped Gyokeres return to the fold for Sweden – with a recent substitute appearance against Belgium earning him his 12th senior cap.
Any move for Gyokeres will also be contingent on the interested party remaining in the Premier League for the 2023-24 campaign.
14th-place Leeds United remain in the market for another striker despite moving for youngster Georginio Rutter from Hoffenheim in the January window.
15th-place Everton will be desperate for striking reinforcements if they are to survive relegation following an unsuccessful move for Neal Maupay last summer (2022).
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