Napoli keen on recruiting Toni

Napoli will attempt to rescue Luca Toni from his Bayern Munich hell by making a move to sign him in January, according to reports. The 32-year-old has netted 38 league goals in just 56 outings for the German giants since arriving in 2007, having bagged 47 and 50 league goals for previous clubs Fiorentina and Palermo respectively.

But the prolific forward - sidelined with an Achilles problem during pre-season - has so far found himself frozen out by new coach Louis van Gaal followig the arrivals of strikers Mario Gomez and Ivica Olic.

And with the Italian so far limited to just German Cup and reserve team appearances, he issued the Bundesliga giants an ultimatum, insisting he will seek a move away during the January transfer window if his services are not utilised sufficiently in the meantime.

Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham were both linked with a move for the front-man earlier this summer, with Roma also tipped to take the forward back to his homeland. And, according to TMW, Napoli are also keen on recruiting the goal-getter to help ensure he plays the suitable amount of first-team football required to secure his place on the plane to South Africa next summer for the World Cup.