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Brentford boss makes transfer admission over Ivan Toney

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Thomas Frank has made an admission over Ivan Toney’s future amid reports linking the striker with moves to Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United.

Brentford manager Thomas Frank admitted that Ivan Toney is likely to be sold this summer.

Toney was previously suspended for eight months for gambling on football matches. Despite reports of interest from Arsenal, Chelsea, and Manchester United in January, the striker stayed at Brentford.

He has since gone on to score two goals in his first three games back for the Bees.

“It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer,” Frank told the Danish media, via Tipsbladet.

“We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world better than him right now.

“He is a really skilled striker who is in his prime football age. Personally, as a coach, I would prefer to keep Toney but one day it could be fun to see him on a top team.”

Frank added that Brentford received no offers for Toney during the winter transfer window. The Bees reportedly valued the 27-year-old at £100 million. Yet, as his contract expires in June 2025, it remains to be seen whether they will continue with this stance.

Last month, Toney stated he wants to play for a top club and compete for silverware during an interview with Sky Sports.