Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham target Ivan Toney could leave Brentford for just £65m
Bids are expected for the striker in 2024.
Ivan Toney is wanted by a string of top clubs, but despite the level of interest in him, Brentford may be willing to sell for a relatively reasonable £65m.
The England international is currently serving a betting ban which means he hasn’t played all season and will not be able to return to the field until the middle of January.
Clearly that has been a huge setback for the 27-year-old, but it hasn’t stopped the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all thinking highly of Toney and considering a move for him next year, be it in January or the summer transfer window.
Toney is reportedly keen to move on from Brentford, with him signing up to the CAA Stellar agency in the summer a signal that he is plotting a move and likely to a Premier League giant.
The Bees would love a bidding war for their star man, and they may get it, but transfer expert Fabrizio Romano reported on the Debrief podcast that a deal could be done for just £65m.
Brentford would obviously like more than that if possible, but with Toney’s contract expiring in 2025 and approaching his 28th birthday in March, they may not quite get the payday they hoped for.
Which team will win the race for Toney is far from clear, with Arsenal thought to be reluctant to spend big after an expensive summer in the transfer market.
The Gunners brought in the likes of Declan Rice, Kai Havertz, Jurrien Timber and David Raya, which could hamper their spending in January.
Chelsea are also looking at other targets, most notably Napoli’s Victor Osimhen who may take priority over Toney.
Tottenham are flying under new manager Ange Postecoglou and didn’t replace Harry Kane when he left over the summer, so are likely to at some stage, but may not want to disrupt a successful team if they are still in their current form come January.
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