By Pranav Shahaney

8th Jan, 2023 | 9:40am

£18m update emerges in Leeds United transfer pursuit of Coventry striker Viktor Gyokeres

Coventry are reportedly looking for a fee in the region of £18million in order to sell Leeds United target Viktor Gyokeres in January.

According to TEAMtalk [7 January], the Whites are only willing to offer £14million as of now, a few million shy of the Championship club’s valuation.

Everton and Brentford are known to be the other two clubs keen on securing the services of the 24-year-old Sweden international.

Working on multiple fronts?

While Leeds desperately need to sign a striker in January, it does seem like they’re working on at least two at the same time.

The interest in Gyokeres has existed for a while but over the last 24 hours, a new name has popped up and it could be Victor Orta eyeing both options and then pulling the plug on one at the end based on what the hierarchy decides.

 L’Equipe [7 January] claimed that the Whites had tabled a £26.4million offer for 20-year-old Hoffenheim striker Georginio Rutter.

It’s also understood that the player is very keen on moving to Elland Road and his agents were also in Portugal to finalise the deal. [Fabrice Hawkins]

It seems like if that move doesn’t pan out, Gyokeres is the backup option and that’s a pretty good way to operate in the transfer market.

Leeds have missed out on many targets in the past because they’ve been extremely passive and it’s good to see them being canny and getting their business done early into the window.

In other Leeds United news, a headline-making player who is linked with a move to Elland Road desperately wants a Premier League transfer in January.