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Chelsea hopeful of signing Ivan Toney

Chelsea are reportedly eager to secure the services of Ivan Toney in the upcoming January transfer window, hoping to outmanoeuvre rival suitors like Arsenal. Brentford have set a price tag of £60 million for the 27-year-old striker.

Talk Sport indicates that Chelsea are confident in their pursuit of Toney, who is also drawing interest from Arsenal. Toney’s desire for a fresh challenge has opened the door to a potential move from Brentford.

During the summer transfer window, Toney could have been a sought-after Premier League striker, but a ban related to betting breaches thwarted any potential transfer. Chelsea are currently lacking a consistent goal-scoring presence up front, and Toney could fill that void effectively.

Despite initial reports suggesting a potential £80 million price, recent indications point to Brentford being open to offers in the range of £50-60 million, a figure that both Chelsea and Arsenal find reasonable.

While Chelsea’s recent transfer strategy has leaned towards younger talents, Toney’s availability and track record make him an attractive option. Arsenal, on the other hand, has other priorities in the January window but remains interested in the striker.

Chelsea might make an early move for Toney to fend off other suitors, although the presence of Arsenal in the race could complicate matters. The outcome of this transfer saga will largely depend on Toney’s preferences and the strategies of the interested clubs in the upcoming window.

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