Fulham are still eager to sign Coventry City striker Viktor Gyökeres this summer and are likely to outbid Sporting Lisbon, according to reports from Portugal.

Portuguese newspaper O Jogo claims that Sporting are worried about their pursuit of the Swedish international, who manager Rúben Amorim regards as his top target, after the Sky Blues failed to reach the Premier League – falling agonisingly short in their play-off final penalty shoot-out defeat by Luton Town last month.

Fulham have been keen on signing Gyökeres since he starred twice against Marco Silva’s side when the Whites won the Championship in 2021/2022. The former IF Brommapojkarna forward scored twice as Mark Robins’ men came from behind to beat the Whites 4-1 at the CBS Arena in October before finding the net again as Coventry delayed Fulham’s promotion with a stunning 3-1 success at Craven Cottage in April.

Portuguese paper Record reported earlier this week that Sporting had submitted an initial £10.3m bid for the 25 year-old – with the offer including around £3m in add-ons – but O Jogo details their fear that Premier League sides, including West Ham, Everton, Wolves and Fulham, will be able to easily match Coventry’s valuation of Gyökeres, which is believed to be closer to £20m. The ex-Brighton striker has scored 43 goals in 116 matches since signing for Coventry, initially on loan in January 2021.

Gyökeres, who scored 21 goals in the second tier this season, has also hit three goals in thirteen appearances for the Swedish national side since making his senior debut in January 2019. His latest goal came in a 5-0 European Championship qualifying thrashing of Azerbaijan in Stockholm in March. He won the Swedish second tier with Brommapojkarna before moving to Brighton, for whom he only made eight senior appearances, but has become one of the Championship’s most consistent scorers and creators since joining the Sky Blues. He has only a year left on his current deal – making a summer move likely following City’s Wembley heartbreak.