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Man Utd eye Ivan Toney in bid so as to add management to squad


Man Utd eye Ivan Toney

Manchester United are desirous about Brentford’s Ivan Toney of their seek for a brand new striker this summer time, 90min understands.

Toney is open to leaving the Bees both this summer time or in 2025 when his present contract expires. Brentford are anticipated to demand a price within the area of at the least £50m, although this might but fluctuate relying on his potential participation and performances at Euro 2024 with England.

Sources have informed 90min that United are admirers of Toney and imagine he would deliver expertise and management to their dressing room in the event that they had been to pursue a deal – they like his confidence that borders on swagger, whereas they’re additionally impressed together with his standing in Brentford’s captaincy group.

United have made signing a brand new centre-forward to help and compete with Rasmus Hojlund a precedence for the summer time switch window.

Whereas RB Leipzig’s Benjamin Sesko – whose contract comprises a £43m launch clause – is at the moment greater on United’s shortlist than Toney, there’s an acceptance that they’d face considerably extra competitors for the Slovenian starlet, and the Brentford striker might but change into a extra tempting possibility if the price Brentford demand for him drops.

90min understands Toney will not come as low-cost on the £30m some stories have prompt, but additionally will not value the £100m that Brentford head coach Thomas Frank publicly hinted he is price and the ultimate price will likely be someplace within the center. Brentford will not be simple to barter with however given Toney’s age and contract size, agreeing a price that’s inside United’s summer time finances is likely to be potential.

Ivan Toney, Thomas Frank

Frank has admitted Toney might depart / James Gill – Danehouse/GettyImages

Chelsea have additionally been linked with Toney, however sources have informed 90min they aren’t prioritising a transfer for him at the moment and as a substitute are focusing on a youthful profile of striker.

Throughout London, Arsenal imagine Toney suits the mould of ahead they need to deliver on this summer time, however they’re contemplating a number of different targets, with Sesko, Viktor Gyokeres and Evan Ferguson all greater on their wish-list.

Toney’s wage calls for are believed to be within the area of £250,000-a-week, which is another excuse why he isn’t anticipated to be a high goal for Arsenal. United, nevertheless, might select to satisfy these contract calls for – which might complete £52m if handed a four-year deal, doubtlessly taking any outlay spent on Toney to over £100m all-in.

Since coming back from an eight-month ban for breaches of betting rules, Toney has contributed 4 objectives and one help in 13 matches for Brentford, whereas he additionally scored his first aim for England in a 2-2 draw with Belgium through the March worldwide window.