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Revealed: Brentford’s price tag on Ivan Toney amid Arsenal interest

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The English striker has been heavily linked with a move away from Brentford in recent months.

Brentford has reportedly set the price tag for their star striker Ivan Toney at a whopping £80 million amid interest from Chelsea and Arsenal.

While the English striker had been serving an eight-month ban for betting offences, he has recently made a return to first-team training, gearing up for his comeback on the pitch, scheduled for January 17th.

During his time away from the game, Toney had the chance to contemplate his future, expressing his desire to part ways with Brentford, the club that stood by him during his suspension.

This revelation has piqued the interest of Chelsea and Arsenal, both of whom have struggled for goalscoring consistency this season.

Chelsea, under the management of Mauricio Pochettino, has faced a dearth of attacking options, with Nico Jackson coming under heavy criticism. A move for Toney, however, won’t be cheap as a report from Evening Standard claims the Bees are seeking a club-record departure fee of £80 million for the 27-year-old.

Chelsea and Arsenal seem more inclined to offer around £50 million for Toney. However, a bidding war between the two London sides could significantly increase the striker’s price next summer.