Chelsea are interested in signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney at the end of this season in a €50 million deal.

According to a report from Fichajes, Chelsea are keen on Ivan Toney. The 26-year-old English striker will cost around €50 million.

Ivan Toney has done well for Brentford in the Premier League, and he has managed to take his game to another level this season. The striker has 11 goals and three assists to his name this term, and he would be an upgrade on the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armando Broja.

Chelsea have suffered because of a lack of a clinical finisher, and Toney can certainly improve them. However, they might have to wait until the end of the season before making a move for him. The Bees are unlikely to sell their best player midway through the season. The player has been linked with Manchester United as well.

Toney has the ability to play for a top club, and a move to Chelsea would allow him to take the next step in his career. The 26-year-old deserves to play European football, and Chelsea could provide him with that platform.

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The report from Fichajes adds that Chelsea are looking at Christopher Nkunku and Rafael Leao as well. However, it is fair to assume that both players will cost a lot more than Toney. The English striker would be a more reasonable option for the Blues, and he could make an immediate impact as well.

Aubameyang has not been at his best since joining Chelsea, and he is not getting any younger. Broja is not ready to lead the line for a club hoping to win the major trophies. So Toney is likely to be the regular starter at Stamford Bridge if he joins Chelsea next season.

It will be interesting to see whether the Blues come forward with an official bid reaching close to his €50 million valuation in the coming months. Toney seems like an ideal fit for Graham Potter’s style of football. His ability to take on players, hold up the ball and drop deep to link up with the midfielders makes him a complete forward who would add a new dimension to Chelsea’s attack.

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