Chelsea in good shape financially and insistent on their FFP compliance

Chelsea Football Club bosses apparently believe that they are in good shape financially. The west London outfit are also said to be insistent on their Financial Fair Play compliance with speculation swirling in national and local media. Meanwhile, The Pride of London think Brentford star Ivan Toney's supposed valuations have gotten out of hand.

Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
Chelsea FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League / Mike Hewitt/GettyImages

Thankfully for the Chelsea fan base, some of whom must be slightly concerned, The Athletic have reported that Blues ownership and staff consider themselves on the correct side of FFP boundaries. What will please the CFC faithful even more, is the fact that the English capital team are reportedly set to continue 'splashing the cash' on new players. Let's hope targeting is generally more efficient.

Ivan Toney would probably be ideal at Stamford Bridge for Chelsea but the Blues must draw the line on profiteers using the club's rebuild process

The lack of availability of rather scarce elite strikers is driving prices up in the January transfer market. While CFC would surely pay £100 million or more for a fitting centreforward, they may not be willing to stretch to that amount for Brentford's asset.

Toney is undoubtedly good enough to be playing at a European competition-level side. Not that the Blues are competing in Europe at the moment; fingers crossed that scenario changes as soon as possible. Yet the Bees are arguably pricing interested clubs out in order to retain the 27-year-old.

In the meantime, Chels' plan a few sales from the roster. There is still talk that Conor gallagher, who Tottenham Hotspur supposedly admire, is up for sale. Ian Maatsen, meanwhile, is potentially going to Borussia Dortmund; the German outfit are said to be 'confident' of landing the ostensibly unwanted Dutchman. Trevoh Chalobah also faces the chop at the Bridge.