Date: 16th November 2023 at 6:31pm
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With just six weeks until the transfer window reopens, Premier League clubs will already be looking ahead and planning potential moves.

The mid-season window provides clubs with the opportunity to bolster their squads ahead of a hectic second half of the campaign, but clubs also risk important players attracting interest from rival clubs.

Ahead of the window reopening, it appears that one of Arsenal’s targets is attempting to make it easier for him to secure a move away from his current club.

According to 90min, Brentford striker Ivan Toney is insisting that a release clause is included in a new contract amid negotiations over an extension.

The forward, who is currently serving a suspension for breaching betting regulations, is contracted to Brentford until the summer of 2025 but has attracted interest from elsewhere.

Toney faces an uncertain future at Brentford amid interest from other Premier League clubs

It is claimed that both Arsenal and Chelsea are interested in the Englishman, who made his senior international debut in March 2023.

Both the Gunners and the Blues are also believed to have held talks with Toney’s representatives.

Toney, 27, joined Brentford from Football League club Peterborough United in 2020 and has since made a total of 124 appearances across all competitions, scoring 68 goals and providing 21 assists.

The forward hasn’t played since May, though, due to his suspension which is set to end in January.

The Bees are said to be demanding a fee of more than £80 million for Toney, but that price tag is likely to block a potential exit in January and the player is therefore keen to ensure a proposed new contract includes a release clause.

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