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Michail Antonio warns Chelsea not to be carried away for £100m target striker

Ivan toney

Michail Antonio advices Chelsea not to bid £100m for their target striker. Michail believes that such a huge bid from Chelsea for Ivan Toney will be “worthless“. The English forward is a very popular figure in this transfer window. Many top clubs like Arsenal and Chelsea are speculating a move for him.

However, Sky Sports reported last week that Thomas Frank is considering him ”not for sale”. Yet, there are reports suggesting that Chelsea are still interested in him. Meanwhile, there are new competitors for him as the bid from Saudi clubs are also coming.

Now, West Ham star Michail Antonio weighs up on his views for the Brentford striker. He suggests Chelsea to be cautious in paying £100m for the striker. Speaking on the Footballer’s Football podcast he said,

“I believe that to Arsenal he’s worth £100 million. If he was at Arsenal when they played us (West Ham), I believe they probably would’ve won that game… They (Chelsea) need a bagsman but I don’t think they are in dire need like Arsenal. To Chelsea, it would probably be more £80 million. Because Ivan Toney is a baller. He is quality. But to Arsenal they need to spend £100 million to try and win the title, Chelsea aren’t winning the title this year so I don’t feel that £100 million on a striker is really relevant for them to be spending.”

Chelsea fans might agree with the views of Michail

The fans at Stamford Bridge might agree with the views of Antonio. The club has already spent a huge some of money in the past few markets and they will not be willing to splash such a huge cost for him now.

Moreover, he is currently out of action due to the ban and will need some time to get back his form. Chelsea cannot afford a player who is not having much playing time this season as they want to improve quickly in the second half of campaign. However, if they are able to cut down the asking price the pursuit of the striker can be a possibility for them.

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