The journalist wrote for The Daily Briefing that the Englishman is expected to leave the Bees in January and the Blues hold genuine interest in signing him. However, there will be competition from Premier League and Serie A clubs.
However, there is nothing advanced at the moment between Chelsea and Toney.
The Blues are still not entirely convinced they need a traditional no. 9. They also want to 'protect' Nick Jackson and other players: they hope to show they trust them by not making any moves at the moment.