PL boss makes big transfer admission after £80M Chelsea target drops huge transfer hint!

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Thomas Frank has declared he understands why Brentford supporters may be fearing the departure of Chelsea target Ivan Toney

CHELSEA have improved most areas of the pitch this summer window and brought in players that will only improve their chances of challenging for that Champions League places.

But there has been some rumours in the media that Mauricio Pochettino is looking to get a couple of late deals done over the next few weeks, and adding another striker to that attack is something that he is very much interested in.

Toney, who is currently serving an eight-month ban for betting rule breaches, scored 20 Premier League goals last season with Brentford and is a man that all the big clubs are interested in signing despite his ban.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED – 

He has now linked up with CAA Stellar – the agency behind Gareth Bale and Jack Grealish’s record-breaking transfers.

Along with Grealish, Toney joins Three Lions teammates Ben Chilwell, Kalvin Phillips, Luke Shaw, Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope and James Ward-Prowse at CAA Stellar.

According to The Times, Brentford have slapped an £80m price tag on their striker, with the Bees resigned to losing him, and they have stated the club are braced to receive bids for Toney once his suspensions ends on January 16.

And amid all the speculation and rumours = Brentford boss Frank has opened up and revealed why he understands why fans are worried about losing the 20-goal a season striker.

WHAT HAS BEEN SAID – 

Frank was quoted on the Daily Express: “Yes I can understand fans might be worried – but they are probably worried about a lot of our players.

“There are only maybe six clubs or less that are not selling clubs. And we are a selling club, at the right price. And in this market that is a very big price.

“And what may have done for him…that goes both ways. He has done a lot for us. It has been a fantastic partnership and still is. I expect him to play for us in January.

“Ivan is such a good player that has performed so well for us that you can understand other clubs looking at him and thinking ‘he is good’. Even not playing.

“He is not injured, just out though not allowed to train which is still strange. “And it is natural to have ambitions to win silverware, and have other teams that you either supported as a boy or admire. He has attracted attention for quite a while.

“As a No9 he is among the top 10 strikers in the world, there aren’t many above him in terms of level. I would love to win some silverware here with Ivan.”

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