According to The Sun, Chelsea are of the opinion that Tottenham will be making an offer for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.
Tottenham, Chelsea and Arsenal are all interested in signing the England striker in the upcoming transfer window.
Currently serving a ban imposed by the FA due to betting-related charges but that ends in January.
He has returned to training with Brentford as he serves the last few weeks of this ban but the Premier League big guns are eyeing up a move for him.
The player is keen on a move as well. Toney changed his agency recently, switching to CAA Stellar agency which is well-known for representing some of football’s biggest names, including the likes of Jack Grealish, Eduardo Camavinga, and former Tottenham superstar Gareth Bale.
Brentford manager Thomas Frank has previously insisted that the striker is not for sale unless a bid worth more than £100million is put on the table but Romano claims a fee close to £65m could get a deal done.
Spurs are still on the hunt for a direct replacement for Harry Kane who left the club for Bayern in August. And the report claims that the ‘insiders’ at Chelsea are ‘convinced’ that Spurs are ‘lining up a bid‘ for him.
This is despite recent reports suggesting that Spurs have turned their focus away from Toney and turned their attention to Barcelona’s Raphinha.
He joined The Bees from Peterborough in 2020 and has made 123 appearances for them scoring 68 goals and assisting 21 across all competitions.
Whether Tottenham will fork out £65m plus for Toney remains to be seen. They did spend that kind of money on Richarlison last summer but that move has not really worked out so far.
They also spent £47.5m on Brennan Johnson in the summer. Whether they will spend big again on a striker remains to be seen.