Everton will look to pursue Coventry City forward Viktor Gyokeres this summer, if Sean Dyche manages to keep the Blues in the Premier League.

The £20m forward is strongly linked with a host of clubs, most notably Brentford, who will be in the market for a striker following Ivan Toney’s eight-month ban for betting offences.

However, Everton are said to be back ‘in the mix’ for the Swedish international, after being previously linked with the striker, but any approach for the forward will be contingent on top-flight football being played at Goodison Park.

That is according to 90MIN, who report that this weekend’s opposition Wolverhampton Wanderers, as well as Leeds United will be looking to secure the striker’s signature.

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The sought-after Gyokeres has scored 22 goals in 49 games in all competitions for Coventry so far this season, so it is of little surprise that he is a wanted man.

Indeed, Everton in particular need investment in their forward line, and have struggled for goals throughout this season.

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The absence of Dominic Calvert-Lewin for much of the campaign has been felt, with the England forward making just 16 Premier League appearences for the Blues so far, though Sean Dyche will be hopeful that he’s available to face Wolves.

Last summer’s £15m signing Neal Maupay has managed just one Premier League goal for Everton, and has become symbolic of the club’s wasteful transfer strategy in recent seasons.

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A signing such as Gyokeres would be an enormous boost for Sean Dyche’s side, but a lot will depend on the outcome of this season.

Everton have a huge opportunity to secure top-flight football this weekend with a win over Wolves enough to remain in the league, should Leeds United and Leicester City both lose.

A big weekend for Sean Dyche’s Everton.

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