I can’t make Chelsea come and sign me – Top-class striker says

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Chelsea have been linked with a move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney.

The 27-year-old is valued at £100m, and he has hinted he’s keen on a move to a big club.

Bees boss Thomas Frank, has said he is open for the club to sell Toney.

Speaking to Danish outlet Tipsbladet, the Brentford boss said: “It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer.

“We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world who are better than him right now.

“He is a really skilled striker who is in his prime football age. Personally, as a coach, I would prefer to keep Toney but one day it could be fun to see him on a top team.

“This winter we actually had no offers for him, but it will surprise me if there aren’t a lot of clubs that will be interested in him.”

Toney has now joked about the situation.

“I see that as he doesn’t want me! [laughs],” he joked when asked about Frank’s statement in the week.

“Nah, the manager has said what he’s said but listen, I can’t make clubs come and get me.

“I’ve just got to keep doing what I do and that’s score goals and like I said, what will be, will be.”