Chelsea told potential signing will score goals with board keen on deal

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Reported CHELSEA target Viktor Gyokeres has got a new fan, in the form of Harry Redknapp.

The fact that the club dont have a 20-30 goals a season striker has led to constant speculation in the media over the past few months that we will once again delve into that transfer kitty and add another striker to that attack that has the ability to score goals and Gyokeres is reportedly on the list.

The Swedish striker has been in sensational form this season scoring 22 goals and providing 10 assists across all competitions in 24 appearances

And former Tottenham, West Ham and Bournemouth boss Redknappw has been impressed by the Swedish striker who hit 22 goals for Coventry City last season before earning himself a summer move to SP Sporting in Lisbon.

Speaking about Gyokeres on the BBC’s Trannsfer Gossip Daily podcast, Redknapp said: “I watched him last year scoring goals for fun. You thought what a goalscorer and what a finisher. [Clubs] sit on the fence and are scared to make a judgement.

“Yes, take him. He’s good enough. He’ll score goals. He scored at Coventry, he’ll score goals anywhere. No, he’s got to go somewhere else and then they’ve got to pay four times the money. There’s talent about down there.”

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Portuguese newspaper Record has claimed that Chelsea made an opening offer of £73m to Sporting which was rejected. He is believed to have a release clause in his contract of £86 million.

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