Boss reveals if Chelsea will be able to complete powerhouse signing


Brentford manager Thomas Frank expects Ivan Toney to stay at the club in January, despite interest from the likes of CHELSEA.

Toney is nearing a return to action following a 10-month ban from football with the club reportedly keen to try and get a deal done when the transfer window opens up in just a few weeks time.

Toney is seen as one of the best forwards in the Premier League and a player that is ready to take that next step in his career, despite the fact he has been out of action for a few months because of his off-field antics.

The striker will return from an eight-month ban at the end of the month in a much-needed boost for the Bees, but the likes of CHELSEA will find it very difficult to prise the striker away from Brentford this transfer window.

When asked if he expected Toney to still be at the club come February 1, Frank said: “The very short answer – yes.

“He’s a Brentford player, he’s here. We’re miss a few offensive players, I can’t see why we should sell him. I’d love to have him here for a long time.

“It’s not me to discuss that, but if I ever could recommend, it would need to be unbelievable price. He will stay here.”

Discussing any other possible deals in the window, Frank added: “I‘m convinced we will be active in the market. How much, which position, let’s see when we are hitting February 1.

“I expect that will be active and it’s pretty clear that we need a left-back.”