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Ivan Toney has already hinted at brutal Man Utd transfer decision amid Arsenal and Chelsea links


Manchester United could sign another striker in January and one of the players on their radar is Ivan Toney. Erik ten Hag’s side have struggled so far this season, with the club suffering the most defeats in their opening 10 league games since 1986/87.

Rasmus Hojlund was signed for £72million in the summer but has scored just three goals in 12 appearances. This has concerned coaches at Man United, according to the Daily Mail, and the club now plan to recruit a “more experienced centre-forward” who would be able to share the goalscoring burden.

The report claims the Red Devils are monitoring Toney’s situation at the Bees, as well as Porto striker Mehdi Taremi and Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. Toney was banned from football for eight months in May after admitting 232 breaches of the Football Association’s betting rules. He is allowed to train, however, and is currently building his fitness up ahead of a return to competitive action in January.

Arsenal and Chelsea have previously been linked with a move for Toney, who is likely to cost anything between £60million and £100million. The 27-year-old scored 21 goals in 35 games for Brentford last season, earning himself a reputation of being one of the most clinical finishers in the country.

With his future up in the air, Toney did address the speculation in August, hinting that he has a soft spot for both Arsenal and Liverpool. His fondness for Jurgen Klopp’s side could be a slight indication that he may not be too keen on joining Man United, given their rivalry, although this remains to be seen.

“The next club I go to, if I was to move, would be the right club,” Toney said on the Diary of a CEO podcast. “I’ve been a Liverpool fan my whole life, but from young I’ve liked Arsenal.

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