Former Celtic target Ivan Toney has revealed his goal is to play in the Premier League.

The forward had faced interest from Championship side Brentford who had a bid of around £10 million accepted for the Peterborough man. But it is believed they were turned down by the 24-year-old.

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Celtic had previously had a bid of £5m turned down by the League one outfit for Toney. They have since ended their interest in Toney. 

Neil Lennon’s men instead spent that cash on West Ham forward Albian Ajeti who signed for the Hoops last week.

Speaking to Sky Sports about transfer speculation, Toney said: "I'm just concentrating on scoring goals and playing well.

"I obviously want to play at the highest possible level, so the Premier League. But we'll see what happens and see what comes along.

"You've got to be confident (in your own ability) otherwise there's no point setting out wanting to play at the top level.”

After beginning his career at Northampton, Toney signed for Newcastle United. But he struggled to make an impact at St James’ Park and made only one appearance in the Premier League.

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Despite his ambitions to have a second go in England’s top division, Toney insisted his focus remains on Peterborough.

“To be honest I'm a Peterborough player at the moment and I'm just doing my thing, playing football and enjoying it”, he said.

"Whatever's going on behind the scenes, I take no notice of that. I'm just concentrating on playing here. Whatever happens, happens.

"I feel like my ability will get me there, whether it's now or the next season or whenever it is. I'm sure I'd be able to look after myself in the Premier League and do a good job."