The genuine agent of Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni has threatened to take legal action against an imposter who has been speaking to the media regarding the Italian front-man's future at the Allianz Arena. 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. However, the prolific Italian is believed to be concerned about his first-team opportunities at the Allianz Arena in 2009/10 following the arrival of new coach Louis van Gaal and strikers Mario Gomez and Ivica Olic. And as a result, Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham have been linked with a move for the front-man, with Hammers' boss Gianfranco Zola desperate to bolster his forward line before the end of the month. Jose Alberti, claiming to be Toni's agent, recently revealed that the striker was close to sealing a return to his homeland by signing for Roma. However, Tullio Tinti has since announced that he is Toni's one and only representative, and that there have been no negotiations regarding a transfer for the Italian. "I don't know Jose Alberti. The player's affairs are managed only by me," he said. "Alberti's words are untrue and I distrust this person, who I don't know, to talk about a situation which does not concern him. "Should he continue, I'll use legal action. A person who presents himself as a manager of a person who they don't represent damages their credibility. "At this moment, there are no negotiations. "Luca is a Bayern Munich player and he's currently recovering from an inflamed tendon."
19 August 2009
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