Chelsea considers ‘January Move’ for Ivan Toney

September 5, 2023

Chelsea are allegedly interested in signing Brentford striker Ivan Toney during the January transfer window.

Chelsea considers 'January Move' for Ivan Toney

The Blues added forwards Nicolas Jackson, Christopher Nkunku, and Deivid Washington throughout the offseason.

Jackson, who joined Chelsea from Villarreal in the summer, has started all four Premier League games this season, netting his first goal for the club in the 3-0 win over Luton Town on August 25.

Christopher Nkunku is yet to make his debut due to an injury. Deivid Washington is regarded as a prospect at the age of 18 as Nkunku’s replacement.

Chelsea apparently felt light in the final third with Armando Broja still recovering from an anterior cruciate ligament injury.

As a result, in the final days of the transfer window, they pondered acquiring another striker before electing to sign playmaker Cole Palmer from Manchester City for £42.5 million.

With the transfer window presently closed, Chelsea is making preparations for when it reopens in January.

Chelsea are pondering a January move for Brentford attacker Toney, according to the Standard.

The 27-year-old is presently serving an eight-month ban for violating 232 Football Association betting rules.

Toney, whose suspension is slated to expire on January 16, is expected to attract attention from a number of clubs during the winter transfer window.

Chelsea could face competition from London rivals Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur, both of whom are said to be fans of Toney.

Brentford are thought to be seeking a sum in the region of £80 million for the midfielder, who is under contract with the club until June 2025.

Toney has been prolific for Brentford, scoring 68 goals in 124 games across all competitions.