Football News: Brentford to Demand £60 Million for Striker Ivan Toney Amid Interest from Arsenal and Manchester United

According to talkSPORT, Brentford will refuse to sell England striker Ivan Toney for any less than £60 million this summer. The Bees had previously set an £80 million asking price for the centre-forward in January, as they desperately looked to keep hold of the player.

While Arsenal did hold initial talks with Toney’s representatives, they are not planning to follow up their interest at this stage. Meanwhile, Manchester United have also included the 28-year-old on their list of targets, but his price tag is likely to prove a major barrier for the Red Devils.

United are also believed to be admirers of Bologna’s Joshua Zirkzee and Lille striker Jonathan David, as they look to add further firepower to their attack to complement Rasmus Hojlund, who is still getting to grips with English football. Zirkzee’s contract holds a £34 million release clause, and he is attracting interest from a host of European clubs.

“It’s nice to be linked with other clubs but I’ve had disappointments in the past and nothing’s done until it’s done.”

– Ivan Toney, speaking to talkSPORT

Toney, who is part of England’s Euro 2024 squad in Germany, has made no secret of his desire to test himself at a bigger club. He returned to action in January following an eight-month ban for 232 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules. He scored four times in 17 appearances upon his return, earning a place in Gareth Southgate’s England squad for the upcoming European Championships.

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