Man Utd HIJACK Arsenal transfer plans

Carlo Garganese
Carlo Garganese
  • 14 Apr 2024 15:00 BST
  • 3 min read
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Man Utd are attempting to hijack Arsenal and Chelsea’s move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

According to the the Daily Express, Man Utd have entered the race for the long-term Arsenal and Chelsea target.

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Brentford are set to sell the striker this summer as his contract expires in 2025.

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Arsenal and Chelsea had been well ahead in the race for Toney for several months, despite interest also from the likes of West Ham and Newcastle.

But the Express reports that United are in the chase and may even be in the lead as Arsenal and Chelsea’s interest has cooled compared to earlier this year.

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Toney was one of the hottest properties in the January transfer window, with Arsenal and Chelsea both keen to buy him.

The 28-year-old ended up staying at Brentford, but Brentford manager Thomas Frank has since admitted that it is virtually certain that Toney will be sold at the end of the campaign.

Chelsea and Arsenal - and also Newcastle - have made the signing of a top striker one of their main priorities for the summer transfer window.

But the two London sides also have other targets on their shortlist who are now placed above Toney in the pecking order. These include Viktor Gyokeres and Victor Osimhen.

Who will Ivan Toney join?
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United also wish to sign a more experienced striker this summer to take off the burden of youngster Rasmus Hojlund.

His price tag is expected to be around €60 million.

Toney back from ban

Toney missed the first half of this campaign due to a betting ban but returned to playing in January.

He has since been in decent form, scoring four goals in 13 games.

Toney is hoping to go to Euro 2024 as Harry Kane’s understudy.

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