Bayern president says Toni can leave for free

Bayern Munich’s president says his club would be prepared to part

with unsettled Italy striker Luca Toni for free.

Toni’s contract runs through June 2011 but he has been at

odds with coach Louis Van Gaal.

Club president Uli Hoeness told DSF television on Sunday that

even though they have received no offer yet “we are prepared to

loan or sell him without a transfer fee.”

Hoeness says “we want to have peace” as “the theme of Luca

Toni” will continue to occupy the media as long as he is at the


The 32-year-old Toni joined Bayern in 2007.