Arsenal are considering a January transfer for England forward Ivan Toney
In January, Arsenal are allegedly interested in signing Brentford attacker Ivan Toney.
The Gunners have increased their interest in acquiring the England attacker, with Brentford demanding at least £60 million for the 27-year-old.
Toney has fulfilled half of his eight-month suspension for violating betting regulations and will be eligible to play again in January.
According to reports, Mikel Arteta wants Arsenal’s hierarchy to bring in a new striker in January, and Ivan Toney fits the description of the attacker that the Gunners are seeking for.
Chelsea are also interested in signing Toney to help fix their offensive problems, as Mauricio Pochettino’s team has only scored five goals in six Premier League games this season.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has already revealed that the club would be open to selling Toney ‘if the right price is there’.
‘I understand why there are a lot of rumours out there about him,’ Frank said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football last week.
‘For me he’s one of the best strikers, as a striker No.9, I don’t see many out there who is better in the world than him, of course you have [Harry] Kane, [Robert] Lewandowski, [Erling] Haaland and these types, but not many.
‘He scored 20 goals in the Premier League last year, in, of course, a very good Brentford side but of course we are not creating as many chances as the top six or seven teams.
‘So imagine him in a top team, he’d easily score 20, 25 goals, for me. I think he’s composed, he’s a good finisher, top mentality, so I understand why clubs are looking at him.
‘But he’s a Brentford player now, and if people want to come… in today’s market, the price for No.6 position players, we all know goalscorer or attackers are the most expensive ones. I guess that would be very expensive, unless it has changed and you pay more for a No.6 than a striker, I don’t know.’