Burnley are preparing a player-plus-cash deal for Viktor Gyokeres.
That’s according to TEAMtalk, who have reported that the Clarets have joined Everton in the race to sign the Coventry City striker.
Gyokeres bagged 21 goals and 12 assists in the Championship last season and has attracted interest from across Europe as he enters the final year of his contract.
The Swede has made his intentions to leave Coventry this summer clear, putting a number of clubs on high alert.
It has already been reported that Everton may look to include Ellis Simms in a potential deal for Gyokeres, however Burnley now appear to have the same idea.
The newly promoted team are looking to bring in a proven striker and are considering offering two players plus cash to lure him to Turf Moor.
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The Sky Blues have demanded £20 million to part ways with Gyokeres, which is likely to put off a number of suitors.
Sporting Lisbon are reportedly feeling optimistic about completing a move for the 25-year-old very soon, though they are yet to have a bid accepted.
Everton should be a more desirable move for Viktor Gyokeres than Burnley
Burnley absolutely smashed the Championship last season as they finished ten points clear at the top of the table.
The Clarets will look a completely different side to the one that was relegated last year and many have predicted them to avoid the drop.
However, a move to Goodison Park is surely still a ‘bigger’ move than 50 miles up the road.
Gyokeres will know that he could guide the Toffees to a mid table position and his presence would prevent a major relegation scrap once again.
Meanwhile, the forward would be guaranteed to start practically every game under Sean Dyche.
Burnley have a number of attacking options such as Jay Rodriguez and Lyle Foster, while they could still bring Nathan Tella back to the club.