There have been whispers that Chelsea and Arsenal are interested in signing star striker Ivan Toney, and Brentford manager Thomas Frank has acknowledged that Toney’s sale might happen this summer.

Rumor has it that Toney is a transfer target for Chelsea and Premier League powerhouse Arsenal. Toney has remained in the limelight thanks to his remarkable record, even if he missed the first part of the 2023–24 season.

With a goal in Brentford’s 3-2 win against Nottingham Forest, Toney made an instant impact upon his return from an eight-month suspension for betting rule violations. Thomas Frank, manager of Brentford, said that bringing him back was like acquiring a first-tier Premier League striker.

Both Chelsea and Arsenal were made aware of his availability as the January transfer window was winding down. Still, Mikel Arteta of Arsenal denied a deal for Toney at the time. It was already widely believed that Toney was interested in joining a “top club,” but his statements just served to heighten the conjecture.

Frank told Danish media that selling the England striker in the summer is not out of the question. Toney is one of the top attackers in the world, according to the Brentford coach, who also revealed that his team is aware of his value.

Even if Frank is keen on keeping his star scorer, Brentford coach Paul Lambert has stated his desire to see Troy Deeney play for a major club.

“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 many strikers are better than him right now.”

“He is a skilled striker 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.”

In January, there were no offers for Toney: Thomas Francis

Frank said that no bids were made for the striker Toney during the January transfer window, even though speculation over the player’s future was prevalent then. But Brentford’s manager said he would be shocked if major clubs don’t make summer approaches. “This winter, we had no offers for him, but it will surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs that will be interested in him,” added the Dane.