Coventry City manager Mark Robins has told the Coventry Telegraph that striker Viktor Gyokeres is not for sale in January – amid reports that Leeds, Everton, Wolves and other Premier League clubs had asked about signing him.

The 24-year-old has been a revelation for Coventry. Joining the club on loan from Brighton in January 2021, he has since signed permanently and is now seen as one of the Championship’s best forwards. A Sweden international.

The striker scored 17 goals for Coventry last season, and his form has gone up a gear this time around. Already, he has 12 goals in 24 League games. His future is set to come under the microscope. His contract ends in June 2024.

90min reported this week that Leeds, Everton, Wolves, Brentford and Crystal Palace have all made enquiries to sign the 11-time Sweden ace. He is rated at £16m. However, Robins has given an update when asked about his star man.

“Viktor is going nowhere. I can tell you now he is going nowhere in January. Absolutely no chance. I’ve spoken to Vik,” Robins said, when asked about the reports linking Gyokeres with Leeds and other Premier League sides.

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Robins: Gyokeres not for sale amid Leeds and Everton reports

There is no doubt that Leeds desperately need to sign a striker in the coming weeks. Patrick Bamford’s time at Leeds is in doubt with the one-time England striker’s injury issues ongoing. Rodrigo has nine goals in 14 games.

But the Spain international is hardly a no.9. Joe Gelhardt is a real talent, but he cannot be relied upon at his young age to score the goals that take Leeds away from the relegation zone. Leeds need another body in that area.

Gyokeres has been in electric form for Coventry, and at £16million, represents good value. You would suggest that if Coventry, who are not flush with cash, received such an offer, may accept. But Robins is confident he is staying.

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