Ivan Toney wants Chelsea move amid Tottenham links

Brentford striker Ivan Toney is reportedly keen on joining Chelsea this summer amid his links with Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a report by Football Insider, Ivan Toney has decided his preferred destination if he leaves Brentford in the summer transfer window. The English international wants to join Chelsea and will cost around £50 million. Meanwhile, the Brentford striker is also a target for Tottenham Hotspur.

Ivan Toney and his rising stock

Ivan Toney has been one of the most highly sought-after strikers in the world since Brentford’s first Premier League campaign. The Englishman has been a consistent performer for the Bees, with his betting ban being the only blip in an otherwise impeccable stint in the top flight.

However, the aforementioned betting ban hampered Toney’s progress in the 2023/24 season, restricting him to only 17 Premier League appearances. The 28-year-old saw his performance levels drop, managing only four goals and two assists, a low tally by his enormous standards.

Nevertheless, Toney’s stock in the market remains high, with a move away from Brentford on the cards heading into the summer transfer window. A switch across London might be possible, with Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur the most serious suitors for the English international. Meanwhile, the Bees want around £50 million to part ways with him.

Move across London the horizon?

Chelsea’s interest in Ivan Toney is understandable. The Blues are eager to sign a prolific striker in the summer transfer window to add a new dimension to their attack. Several candidates have thus emerged on Chelsea’s radar, with the Brentford attacker being a viable target. And the report by Football Insider has claimed that Toney wants to join Chelsea this summer.

The development comes as a blow for Tottenham’s prospects, with the North London club also keen on signing a striker. Toney has been a target for Tottenham for several months after choosing not to sign a like-for-like replacement for Harry Kane. So, they want to address that shortcoming in the upcoming summer transfer window.

A price tag of £50 million is fair for a player of Ivan Toney’s qualities. However, it will be interesting to see if Chelsea will look to get Brentford to compromise on the valuation. Meanwhile, Tottenham will aim to turn the player’s head and convince him to move to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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