Frank keen to keep star players at Brentford

Brentford boss Thomas Frank is keen to keep his best players amid reports linking the likes of Ivan Toney and Christian Eriksen with moves.

Both players have been linked with their former clubs, with Newcastle said to be interested in re-signing Toney and Tottenham tipped to make a move for Eriksen when his short-term contract expires at the end of the season.

Striker Toney didn’t make the grade as a youngster at Newcastle but his goalscoring has taken him back to the Premier League and attracted interest from top clubs.

But Frank hopes this summer will see the club keep hold of their key players while also strengthening the squad with further additions.

“I think like we’ve done every year I’ve been here, we will try to improve the team,” he Frank told West London Sport. 

“The first couple of years was very difficult because we didn’t have that much money to spend. We had to sell players and that’s actually been the process throughout.

“Even the season we went up, we sold players for around £60m and we invested some of it in other players.

“Hopefully with the money for staying in the Premier League, I think we will do what we’ve done before and try to improve the team a bit next year as well.

“I think every club in the world except eight clubs are selling clubs. I will not say that we are not, but if you ask me I don’t want to sell anyone.”

Meanwhile, the Daily Mail have reported that Eriksen is among several players on Spurs’ radar as boss Antonio Conte looks to improve his squad.