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BREAKING NEWS: According to Fabrizio Romano’s report, Chelsea FC has successfully completed the much-awaited transfer of Viktor Gyokeres, the incredible striker from Sporting Lisbon.

BREAKING NEWS: According to Fabrizio Romano's report, Chelsea FC has successfully completed the much-awaited transfer of Viktor Gyokeres, the incredible striker from Sporting Lisbon.

The Blues are devoid of offensive flair despite large outlays made in the last transfer windows; Nicolas Jackson is playing in the Africa Cup of Nations, Christopher Nkunku is out with a hip injury, and Armando Broja might be heading to Premier League rivals like Aston Villa, West Ham, Fulham, and Wolves.

Many strikers have been linked to Chelsea during the current transfer window, but it appears unlikely that an expensive deal will be completed without further player sales in order to comply with Premier League financial regulations.

Prominent strikers like Brentford’s Ivan Toney and Napoli’s Victor Osimhen seem unattainable until the summer, and Gyokeres also seems out of reach right now.

Gyokeres, a well-known figure connected to Chelsea, is a former forward for Coventry who joined Sporting in Portugal’s Primeira Liga last summer in a deal reportedly worth £20 million.

Other players under consideration are Santiago Gimenez of Feyenoord, Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart, Benjamin Sesko of RB Leipzig, Evan Ferguson of Brighton, and Serhou Guirassy of Stuttgart.

Gyokeres has impressed in just 25 games for Sporting across all competitions, tallying 10 assists and 22 goals, which has sparked talk of a possible quick transfer.

Chelsea’s €85 million (£72.8 million) bid for the Swedish international is less than Sporting’s valuation, according to Sporting manager Ruben Amorim.

For their star striker, the Lisbon giants are asking for a hefty €100 million (£85.7 million).

Amorim said, “I don’t know, I didn’t even ask [director of football Hugo] Viana,” in response to the reported offer. I was, of course, told the news.

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“That’s not enough,” was my first thought upon hearing that it was €85 million. Just €100 million is involved. I’m not concerned.

Sporting Lisbon has not wavered in their assessment of Gyokeres, highlighting the substantial amount they anticipate receiving for the striker’s departure.

Chelsea is searching more and more for offensive reinforcements as they work their way through the complicated transfer market.

The difficulties posed by injuries and probable departures highlight the necessity of taking a calculated risk when trying to acquire a striker with Gyokeres’ caliber.

The transfer saga is becoming more interesting by the minute due to the ongoing negotiations and the differing valuations between Sporting Lisbon and Chelsea.

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