Fabrizio Romano reports that Arsenal are among the clubs to ask for information on a potential deal for Ivan Toney.
Italian clubs have also made enquiries, but Arsenal’s primary rivals for the transfer appear to be Chelsea, as Toney is prioritising remaining in the Premier League.
Chelsea are well-informed on Toney’s situation, and Arsenal have now joined them in expressing an interest.
Romano adds that Arsenal haven’t yet decided how they want to act in January, and there isn’t expected to be any imminent progress on a deal.
The Mirror previously reported that Chelsea, Arsenal, and Tottenham Hotspur are all likely to be in the mix for Toney in the January transfer window, with Brentford set to demand at least £60m for the sale.
Toney is currently suspended from football due to breaching FA rules on gambling, but he’s back in training, and he’ll be able to play again in January.
The player is reportedly keen to leave Brentford, and the Mirror claim Arsenal would almost certainly have made a bid over the summer if Toney hadn’t been banned.
Toney switched agency to join CAA Stellar Group earlier this year, in another sign that he’s chasing a transfer.
The striker scored 20 goals in 33 Premier League games for Brentford last season, before his ban.
The 27-year-old was in the form of his career, and he’ll hope a top club is willing to take a chance on him in the upcoming window despite his lack of recent matches.