EXCLUSIVE: Newcastle enter race with Man Utd and Tottenham for Ivan Toney

Steve Kay
Steve Kay
  • 11 Sept 2023 14:00 BST
  • 5 min read
Ivan Toney, Brentford, 2022/23
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Newcastle are considering an approach for Ivan Toney next year, FootballTransfers has been informed.

The striker recently moved to CAA Base, one of the UK’s leading agencies, and is talking to a number of clubs, including the Magpies.

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We understand that Eddie Howe wants a goalscorer who can guarantee them 20 goals in a campaign to keep them with a chance of qualifying for next season's Champions League and sees the club's former player as an ideal fit.

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Callum Wilson is now 31 years old and his contract runs out in 2024, meaning that a replacement would be needed soon.

As we reported previously, Manchester United and Tottenham are also very interested in Toney. Spurs are after someone to fill the shoes of Harry Kane, who departed for Bayern Munich in the summer.

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Man Utd are looking for a physical No.9 to lead the line, with Erik ten Hag wanting competition for youngster Rasmus Hojlund, who arrived from Atalanta in the summer. We had been told that the Red Devils are considering a move during the winter window for the hitman.

Toney set for Brentford training return

Toney has shared pictures of himself training alone as he continues to serve his eight-month ban from football for breaches of FA betting rules.

The 27-year-old was charged in May and found guilty of 232 breaches of gambling offences under FA rules.

Toney has not been allowed to train with Brentford and was out of their pre-season, with the forward training on his own.

He is allowed to join up with his teammates on September 17, and his ban will end on January 17.

Toney uploaded a picture of himself on Instagram, with the caption: "I didn't come this far to only come this far."

The attacker has netted 68 goals in 124 games in all competitions for the Bees, with 63 of those goals coming in the Premier League

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