Brentford manager Thomas Frank has admitted that Ivan Toney ‘will most likely be sold in the summer’.
Toney has been named as a transfer target for several Premier League rivals with Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all linked with signing the forward in the January transfer window.
The 27-year-old recently returned from an eight-month ban for breaching the FA’s gambling rules and has scored twice in three Premier League appearances.
Toney, who will hope to earn a place in the England squad for this summer’s European Championship, will enter the final 12 months of his contract with the Bees at the end of the season and Frank has conceded that an exit is likely for the club’s prized possession.
However, the Dane revealed that Brentford received no offers for the striker in the January window.
“Ivan Toney will most likely be sold in the summer,” Frank told Danish sports magazine Tipsbladet.
“He’ll only have a year left on his contract with us, so it’s quite obvious. This winter, we actually had no bids for him.”
Toney has scored 70 goals in 126 appearances for Brentford and 34 in 68 games since the Bees were promoted to the Premier League. Only Erling Haaland and Harry Kane outscored Toney in the top flight last season, with the forward’s form rewarded with an England debut in March 2023.