Brentford have joined the race to sign Peterborough’s Ivan Toney.

The Bees have turned their attention to the forward after seeing moves for Arsenal’s Folarin Bolagun and Robert Brozenik fall through.

Thomas Frank’s side are keen to add firepower to their ranks as they chase promotion.

Currently reliant on the now infamous BMW – Benrahma, Mbeumo and Watkins, Frank is eager to add cover to his potent frontline and Toney fits the bill.

The 23-year-old has struck an impressive 15 goals in 23 appearances for Posh in League One this season, alerting a number of Championship sides to his talent.

Bristol City are also said to be keen to land the former Newcastle United man.

Brentford had hoped to land Arsenal’s Bolagun this week but the Emirates outfit rejected the Bees’ £5million offer.

Rotterdam and Slovakia forward Brozenik was the club’s main target this window but it seems the Eredivisie outfit will keep hold of their man for the remainder of the season at least.

Charlton’s Lyle Taylor still remains an interest for the Griffin Park side, but it’s thought at 29, Taylor will have little to no sell-on value compared to Toney, who would be available for around £5million.

The Addicks rejected bids of up to £4million in the summer for Taylor, but with the forward rejecting a new deal at The Valley it’s thought he’d be available at a cut price with his current contract up at the end of the season.