Manchester United eyeing January move for this Premier League striker

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Manchester United are eyeing a January move for Brentford striker Ivan Toney and face competition from Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, according to Metro.

The striker has long been admired by some of the Premier League’s top clubs, but any potential transfer was put on hold after he was handed a lengthy ban for gambling in May.

Toney is banned from training with Brentford until 17th September and won’t be allowed to play again until 17th January 2024.

The Brentford striker is one of the best strikers in the Premier League after scoring 20 league goals in 33 games last season bettered only by Erling Haaland and Harry Kane.

Toney is already preparing for a January transfer having just switched agents, joining the renowned sports management firm CAA Stellar who have negotiated some of the most high profile transfers in world football, including Gareth Bale’s then-record move to Real Madrid in 2013.

CAA Stellar’s other clients also include Jack Grealish, Ben Chilwell, Kalvin Phillips, Nick Pope and James Ward-Prowse – all of whom have made big money transfers in recent years.

Brentford will reportedly demand around £80million for the transfer of the 27 year old striker.

Adding fuel to the fire, Toney said: “It is very timely for me to be joining CAA Stellar. It feels like a fresh beginning.

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”