Chelsea and Arsenal could go head-to-head to sign Brentford striker Ivan Toney when the transfer window reopens in January.
The England star was anticipated to secure a big-club move this year, but his plans were dashed after FA’s eight-month ban for breaching betting rules.
Toney can restart training with the Bees after the international break, but he won’t return to competitive action until mid-January.
It is now claimed by Football Insider that the marksman could be on the move this winter. He has interest from two London giants.
Toney won’t come on the cheap for either club in the next window. Brentford plan to demand as much as £80m to sanction his sale.
The 27-year-old was in sparkling form for the Bees in the last Premier League season. He netted 20 goals from 33 league games.