Everton are reportedly preparing a bid for Coventry City striker Viktor Gyokeres.

Interest in Gyokeres is heating up and the Toffees are now set to submit a ‘formal proposal’ for the Swede this week, according to Portuguese newspaper O Jogo.

Gyokeres has been sensational for the Sky Blues over the past couple of years, bagging a whopping 55 goal contributions in 94 matches in the Championship.

With only a year remaining on his contract, a host of clubs are said to be considering a move for the forward this summer.

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Everton are desperate to bolster their attack after a difficult season and could see Gyokeres as the perfect addition.

It is unclear how much Everton will bid for Gyokeres, however various reports claim the Championship club value him at around £20 million.

However, Coventry boss Mark Robins previously claimed the 25-year-old is ‘priceless’ and the club certainly won’t roll over easily if they are to part ways with their star man.

The report claims that Gyokeres is ‘waiting for approaches from top Premier League clubs’, however the Sky Blues owner, Doug King, has recently told BBC that Sporting Lisbon have also been in contact.

Viktor Gyokeres could be the difference between Premier League and Championship football for Everton

While his goals have all come in the second tier, Viktor Gyokeres looks to be the perfect signing for Everton.

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The striker has regularly been praised as a level above the Championship and his ability in front of goal is something that the Toffees have been missing since Richarlison’s move to Tottenham Hotspur last summer.

Everton will have to fork out for Gyokeres. However, he would definitely be worth the reported price tag and could prevent them from a third successive relegation battle.

Sean Dyche’s side will have to act fast if they are want to lure him to Goodison Park. They will want to avoid a bidding war if they can.

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