Brentford Want £100m in Jan to sell Toney amid PL Interest

Brentford value Ivan Toney at £100m and fully intend to keep him at least until the end of the season.

The England international is on the radar of a number of top clubs across Europe and the Premier League, including Chelsea, while Arsenal are also reported to be keen.

He finishes his eight-month ban for betting offences on January 16 - in the middle of the next transfer window - and this has intensified speculation that he could leave for a bigger club.

But Sky Sports News understands it would take a monumental offer during those final 16 days of the window for Brentford to sell, and reports of a £50m-£60m fee have been met with derision in the club's boardroom.

Manager Thomas Frank stated in the summer he believed Toney to be worth £100m, and Brentford would have a sound argument for charging that figure, especially if Chelsea come calling.

Frank said: "£100m plus?... What would you pay for a striker that guarantees you 20-plus goals? And this is 20 goals for a mid-table club. What can he do in a bigger club?"

It would be hard to justify anything less for a proven Premier League goalscorer, who was third in the charts with 20 last term, after Chelsea were willing to part with more than £100m each for two midfielders in Enzo Fernandez and Moises Caicedo.