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Sky Sports: 24-goal Arsenal striking target is now available for £40m despite initial £80m tag

Arsenal are still monitoring Brentford striker Ivan Toney closely ahead of the summer transfer window, according to Sky Germany journalist Florian Plettenberg.

The Gunners were linked with the England international in January, but nothing materialised as the Bees wanted £80 million for his services.

However, Plettenberg claims suitors can land Toney for around £40m or less in the summer, which will come as a boost for Arsenal if they look to make a serious move for him.

The 28-year-old has bagged 24 Premier League goals since the start of last term, and the Gunners will need a prolific striker next term as they look to challenge for major silverware again.

West Ham United and Chelsea are also keen on luring Toney away from the Gtech Community Stadium club, but a move to Arsenal could be more tempting as he has admitted he loves how they play.

Playing for the title challengers will further boost his chances of establishing himself as a regular for the Three Lions.

The fact that they will most likely be playing in the Champions League again next term makes them more attractive to other suitors.

Arsenal want another striker this summer amid Gabriel Jesus’ injury woes, and Toney fits the bill, especially if he can be snapped up for £30m or £40m.

He has proven himself in League Two, League One, the Championship and the Premier League. A move to a top club is long overdue having expressed his willingness to step up.

Arsenal need more quality attacking depth to challenge effectively across all competitions next term.

With Eddie Nketiah likely to be sold, bringing in a proven striker as his replacement would be perfect, and Toney could be the ideal signing for the Gunners.

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