Media outlet claims Chelsea have tabled bid for striker who has scored 20 goals this season

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A media outlet has claimed that Chelsea have tabled an €85m bid for Sporting Lisbon striker, Viktor Gyökeres.

This is according to Portuguese outlet, Record, who reported the news on Tuesday.

The bid has however been turned down by Sporting, who are demanding nothing less than the €100m release clause the 25-year-old has on his contract.

Some notable journalists such as Fabrizio Romano and Nizaar Kinsella have however debunked the news, insisting that the Blues are not even interested in the Swede as things stand.

Reacting to the rumours, Kinsella, who works for the Evening Standard wrote on ‘X’: “Chelsea haven’t made a bid for Sporting striker Viktor Gyokeres. There’s no interest either, as it stands.”

Fabrizio Romano reaction read: “Chelsea have NOT submitted any bid for Viktor Gyokeres despite recent reports.”

Gyökeres so far has 20 goals and 10 assists in 24 games this season.