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Bees linked with Hibernian striker Nisbet

Brentford have reportedly identified Hibernian striker Kevin Nisbet as a potential replacement for Ivan Toney.

Chelsea and West Ham are among clubs to have been linked with Toney, who has scored 30 goals this season for the Bees.

And the Scottish Sun say the Nisbet is now being looked at as a possible signing should Toney move on this summer.

Hibs are reported to have previously turned down an offer from Birmingham City for Nisbet, who has been linked with a number of other clubs.

Reports have suggested Toney could be sold this summer even if Brentford win promotion from the Championship via the play-offs.

The Sun says Chelsea and West Ham are showing an interest in Toney ahead of a possible £35m move.

However, Brentford manager Thomas Frank is completely convinced the club will keep Toney if they make it to the top flight.

They don’t need to sell, having banked millions from the sale of players in recent years.

Frank recently told West London Sport he was “confident we will keep him 100%” if his team are successful in the play-offs.

He continued: “Ivan will be a Premier League player – there is no doubt he will be there.

“We like to keep players for two or three seasons, and if we go up I can’t see a better place than us to play, no matter where he could go.

“Here he has proved he can do well and he knows the team and his team-mates.”

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