Brentford boss confirms summer exit for Arsenal and Chelsea target

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Brentford manager Thomas Frank has confirmed that Ivan Toney “will probably be sold this summer”.

Toney has been strongly linked with the likes of Arsenal and Chelsea in recent months, but despite the interest Brentford managed to keep hold of the striker in the January transfer window.

But Frank admits that the 27-year-old is expected to leave the club this summer.

“It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer,” Frank said to Danish media, via Tipsbladet.

“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.

“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.

“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.”