Report: Fourth club join Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea in race for Ivan Toney

The Daily Mail have claimed that Manchester United are the latest club to enter the race for rumoured Tottenham target, Ivan Toney.

Even though Toney has not kicked a ball since May, owing to a ban for breaching the FA’s betting rules, he continues to be one of the hottest commodities on the market as top-class number nines are hard to come by.

Not only has the Brentford star proven his ability to find the back of the net consistently in the Premier League, but he is also a well-rounded centre-forward, capable of linking play and holding up the ball.

That is why there is thought to be widespread interest in the 27-year-old’s services ahead of January, with various reports stating over the last month that Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea are all eyeing the player (Daily Express).

In fact, The Sun even claimed last week that even though Tottenham have played down suggestions that they would move for Toney, Chelsea are ‘convinced’ that the Lilywhites will vie for the England international’s signature.

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Manchester United enter the race for Ivan Toney

If The Mail’s latest update is to be believed, the London trio have now been joined in the race for Toney by Man Utd.

It is explained that Sir Jim Ratcliffe, who is closing in on buying a 25 per cent stake in the club, is prioritising signing homegrown talent as he aims to get the Red Devils back to the summit of the Premier League.

One of the players on the Manchester club’s radar is said to be the prolific Brentford star, with the Old Trafford hierarchy said to be ‘monitoring him closely’.

Spurs Web Opinion 

Brentford will be hoping that a bidding war ensues for Toney in January and they might want a fee well in excess of £80m. It would not make much sense for Spurs to spend a club-record fee on a number nine, given the other areas of the squad that need to be addressed. 

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