Coventry City’s Viktor Gyökeres scored 17 goals and registered five assists in the league last season and his fine displays reportedly drew interest from Everton and Fulham in the summer.

Claims coming out of Sweden in August had dismissed the suggestion of the Toffees’ interest in the striker, while there was no mention of Marco Silva’s side.

The 24-year-old stayed at Coventry in the last window and has started the season with two goals from seven matches.

The player’s form has seen him receive a call up from Janne Andersson for the ongoing international break. This gave Fotbollskanalen an opportunity to interview the attacker and ask him about reports linking him to Everton and Fulham.

“Of course, it’s nice to have interest. But now it didn’t happen and I’m still at Coventry,” he said.

When asked whether it was the Championship side who ‘put a stop’ to his exit in the summer, Gyökeres said: “Well, I don’t know… there were a few different factors.”

The Swede arrived in England for the first time when Brighton & Hove Albion signed him from IF Brommapojkarna in 2018.

Gyökeres didn’t make an appearance for the Seagulls and made a permanent switch to Coventry in the summer of 2021. The player has admitted he remains keen to return to the Premier League.

“Yes, absolutely. I’ve been in England for a long time and that would be nice. But I’m also open to other leagues. I’ve been to Brighton before, so obviously you’re aiming for the Premier League,” Gyökeres explained.