However, in order to make the transaction possible, Chelsea may be required to trade midfielder Conor Gallagher. At the same time, Arsenal continues to show a significant amount of interest in Real Sociedad’s Martin Zubimendi, while Kalvin Phillips has indicated that he is prepared to leave Manchester City during the forthcoming transfer window.
Chelsea may be able to raise finances through the sale of Gallagher in order to make it possible for them to make a bid for Toney, who scored 20 goals in the league during the previous season. There are rumors that the club is attempting to pay fifty million pounds for Gallagher in order to comply with the requirements of Financial Fair Play and to compensate for their expenses.
A number of clubs, including Newcastle, Tottenham, and West Ham, have been mentioned in connection with Gallagher. Previous offers of almost forty million pounds came in throughout the summer, but they were unsuccessful. On the other hand, Chelsea might give the deal the go-ahead if they receive a higher offer the following month.
Mauricio Pochettino is apparently interested in acquiring Ivan Toney as a striker for Chelsea in the month of January. Chelsea is eager to get a new striker. However, the club is required to sell players in advance owing to financial constraints, and the sale of Gallagher is considered to be financially beneficial due to the fact that he is a home-grown talent.
Toney is valued by Brentford at up to £80 million, and Arsenal has an additional interest in the striker in addition to Chelsea’s pursuit of him.