At the start of the month, Sky Sports reported that Brentford want £100m for Toney in January but are planning to keep hold of him until the summer.
As well as the England international, Napoli’s Victor Osimhen is another name on Chelsea’s radar as they look to bring in a new striker.
Ivan Toney would score goals for Chelsea
Agbonlahor is confident that Toney would deliver for Chelsea and has urged the club to sign him.
On talkSPORT, the former Aston Villa striker said:
“Ivan Toney, for me, Spurs or Chelsea. If Chelsea can work a deal, maybe a 10-year contract, they look to do their contracts long, but I could see him at Chelsea.
“I don’t think [Nicolas] Jackson’s the finished article that Chelsea need and Ivan Toney, imagine the goals he’d score at Spurs or Chelsea, top player.”
Tony had Twenty goals in 33 Premier League appearances playing for Brentford last season, which is really impressive.
Nevertheless, the former Peterborough man looks like the perfect Premier League centre-forward. He is strong, dominant and was quite clinical last term. We are confident that he would be a success at Chelsea.
January is not quite here yet, though, and there is no guarantee that Chelsea are going to sign Toney, especially when his price tag could be £100m.
It means that until then, Mauricio Pochettino is going to have to rely on Nicolas Jackson, who has got the job done in the Blues’ last couple of fixtures. His goal made it 3-3 in Chelsea’s 4-4 draw with Manchester City, while his hat-trick against Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month gave his side all three points.
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