Toni sets his sights on Roma switch

Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni has set his sights on a return to

Serie A with Roma this winter, although a deal has yet to be

concluded.

The 32-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Bundesliga

club, who are even considering letting the World Cup winner leave

on a free transfer, and Roma are one of the sides interested in

signing him.

And Toni favours a move back to Italy, where he can put

himself back in the shop window for a place in Italy’s World Cup

squad next summer.

“Nothing is certain yet but I want to move to AS Roma and I

will do it,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

Since Roma are listed on the Italian stock exchange, a

transfer can only be completed when the financial details are

revealed to shareholders and this may currently be preventing the

Italian club from announcing the deal, which should go through in

early January.

Toni has fallen out with Bayern coach Louis van Gaal and is

no longer required by the Dutchman.