Thomas Frank, a transfer target of Chelsea’s, has set one condition for Brentford to sell to the Blues.Thomas Frank, manager of Brentford, has stated that the club might be willing to sell Ivan Toney to Chelsea “if the right price is there” during the upcoming January transfer window.
Toney, who netted 20 goals for Brentford in the Premier League last season, has been linked to a move to Chelsea in the upcoming January transfer window as the Blues look to add to manager Mauricio Pochettino’s attacking options.
The 27-year-old has accepted 232 violations of the Football Association’s rules on betting, leading to an eight-month sentence.
Brentford welcomed Toney back to training on Monday, although he still won’t be eligible to play for the team until January 16, 2024.
So far we have only sold one in the Premier League, and that was David Raya, or it is a loan but probably will be a sale in the future, I believe, Frank remarked on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football.
Except for maybe five or six clubs, I believe every club in the world is a selling club. If the price is right, we are willing to sell.
I think it’s the right thing, if it’s the right price, if the player has developed well with us, been on the journey, and now they are proven good enough to go to the top clubs. However, from my perspective, that is not my decision; that would be Phil [Giles], the director of football, or Matthew [Benham], Brentford’s owner.
Frank was asked if that was also true for Toney, and he said, “Yeah, I guess so. I can see why there are so many rumors floating around about him.
“As a striker No. 9, I don’t see many in the world who are better than him. Of course you have Kane, Lewandowski, Haaland and these types, but not many,” said the coach.