Arsenal and Chelsea face disappointment in their pursuit of striker Ivan Toney, as indications point to him committing to a new contract with Brentford. Despite interest from both Arsenal and Chelsea for a potential transfer during the upcoming January window, reports from TalkSPORT suggest that Toney is likely to extend his tenure with the Bees, a move that would fortify Brentford’s position for future negotiations.
While Toney’s current contract runs until 2025, Brentford remains confident in persuading the striker to prolong his stay. The terms of the new contract could enhance Brentford’s bargaining power in the summer market. Initially considered an £80m ($97m) target, his potential price tag might escalate further if he decides to sign the contract.
The England international, sidelined until January due to a ban, has demonstrated his goal-scoring abilities in past seasons. Before his suspension in the 2022/23 season, he impressively netted 20 goals in 33 Premier League appearances.
The decision regarding Toney’s new deal remains uncertain. With financial capabilities at their disposal, both Arsenal and Chelsea might feel compelled to take decisive action if they aim to outbid Brentford’s offer.