By Wayne Veysey

23rd Jun, 2020 | 3:48pm

Sources: Toney tells friends his plans as Rangers, Celtic & West Brom race to sign him

Rangers, Celtic and West Brom target Ivan Toney has made it clear he wants a transfer this summer, Football Insider understands.

The in-demand striker has told his club Peterborough United as well as friends he wants to play at a higher level as he eyes the biggest move of his career.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Rangers and West Brom currently lead the race among British clubs for the centre-forward.

New York Red Bulls have also tabled a bid of £4million for Toney that Posh director of football Barry Fry revealed was turned down flat.

He has previously claimed the League One club want £15m for the player who comfortably topped the division’s goal charts this season.

Football Insider has been told that a third of that sum could be enough to persuade Peterborough to part with their prize asset.

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The third-tier side would prefer an early-window sale to give them enough time to secure a replacement.

However, Rangers and Celtic’s striker plans depend upon whether they keep hold of their star men Alfredo Morelos and Odsonne Edouard.

The Ibrox hierarchy currently believe it is more likely that the Colombia international will go than stay but it is a fluid situation and nothing is certain in what is expected to be a challenging market for high-priced deals.

In two seasons since joining Peterborough from Newcastle United, Toney has scored 49 goals in 94 Peterborough matches as well as provided 15 assists.

He netted 26 times, 24 of them in the league, in the League One season curtailed earlier this month and in which his club narrowly missed out on promotion.

In other Rangers news, it can be revealed the club have been boosted in their bid to sign international star.

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