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Manchester United now “ones to watch” for Ivan Toney transfer as two Premier League clubs drop from the race



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Manchester United are reportedly becoming a “one to watch” for Ivan Toney as both Arsenal and Chelsea are considered “unlikely” to sign him this summer.

Sir Jim Ratcliffe and his INEOS team have reportedly identified striker as a priority position for the coming summer window, with Manchester United struggling for goals.

Rasmus Højlund is the only fit striker at the club as of now, and once Anthony Martial leaves in the summer, he will be the only senior striker in Erik ten Hag‘s squad at the age of just 21.

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With this in mind, United are said to be looking for an experienced forward to help add to United’s goal threat, and the latest news comes in the form of Ivan Toney.

United “one to watch”

According to journalist Ben Jacobs, United have become one to watch in the race for Toney, with the media mentioning that £30-40 million will be his price tag.

Jacobs mentions that if a price tag falls on the lower end of his scale, United may well swoop in for him, and he further feels that both Arsenal and Chelsea are unlikely to revisit a potential deal for the 28-year-old.

However, should multiple clubs engage in a bidding war, Toney’s price could be much higher than this as striker options are a depleted market at the moment.

Frank: Toney will leave

Brentford manager Thomas Frank has already admitted that he thinks Toney will leave the club this summer.

“It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer,” said Frank. It can be ‘expensive’ to sell your best player, but conversely, I also know that this summer, he only has one year left on his contract with us.

“We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world who are better than him right now.”

Frank also admitted that they had no offers for Toney in January but expects a whole host of clubs to arrive in the summer window: “This winter, we actually had no offers for him, but it will surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs that will be interested in him,” said Frank.

“He is a really skilled striker who is 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.”