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Ivan Toney is expected to leave Brentford this summer.
Chelsea’s poor performances this season have been linked to a lack of a focal point up front. Many have identified Brentford’s Ivan Toney as the solution to Chelsea’s concerns.
Bees boss Thomas Frank acknowledged the difficulty of keeping Toney at the club beyond the summer transfer window, stating that it is relatively obvious that Toney will probably be sold and that he only has one year left on his contract. Arsenal and Tottenham have also shown interest in Toney.
Considering Pochettino’s financial position, Chelsea may need to be cautious of the Premier League’s profitability and sustainability rules. Offering players in exchange for Toney could help keep costs down and unload some wages.
If Toney departs as expected, Brentford’s priority will be to find a replacement. Armando Broja, currently on loan at Fulham, could help ease some concerns and Chelsea may be open to including him in negotiations for Toney.
Another potential player for negotiation is Trevoh Chalobah, who has not played for Chelsea this season due to injury. Brentford, who often play with a back three, could provide Chalobah with the game time he desires, making it an appealing option for the 24-year-old to remain in the Premier League.