Toni eager to end Bayern nightmare

Italian striker Luca Toni - reportedly wanted by West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur during the summer - has admitted his time at Bayern Munich is over and is desperate to leave the Allianz Arena in search of first-team football ahead of the World Cup.

The 32-year-old has fallen out of favour with Bayern boss Louis van Gaal and was recently fined €25,000 for his public feud with the former Barcelona manager.

Toni described his relationship with the Dutchman as ‘as good as over’ and is now hoping for a return to his homeland to boost his chances of making the Italy squad ahead of next summer’s global showpiece.

The former Fiorentina favourite has been linked with both Napoli and Roma, but Toni is keeping his options open.

“I have no problems with the club and Bayern Munich fans but the coach prefers other players,” he told Raidue.

“Fortunately soon the market will re-open. I will talk with the club because I don’t like this situation.

“Napoli? It is an important club in Italy, however there are two or three teams that I like.”

Meanwhile, his agent Tullio Tunti denied speculation that had linked Toni with a move to Roma during the summer.

“I have not had any contact with the leadership of Roma so there was no basis for negotiations,” Tinti told

“At the moment there isn’t any news on this situation.”