Frank expects Toney to leave Brentford this summer

Thomas Frank has told Danish media he expects Ivan Toney to leave Brentford this summer.

The striker’s contract expires next year and he has been linked with a number of clubs, including Chelsea.

And Bees boss Frank expects Toney to be snapped up at the end of the season.

“It is relatively obvious that Ivan Toney will probably be sold this summer,” the Dane has been quoted as saying.

“It can be ‘expensive’ to sell your best player, but conversely I also know that this summer he only has one year left on his contract with us.

“We also know what he is worth. I don’t think there are many strikers in the world who are better than him right now.”

Toney recently returned to action after an eight-month ban for breaching Football Association betting rules.

He has scored 65 league goals in 114 appearances for Brentford, helping them club win promotion and then comfortably stay in the top flight.

He has scored two goals in his three appearances since returning to the team.