Tottenham eye Toni swoop

Tottenham Hotspur are weighing up a move for Bayern Munich front-man Luca Toni, according to reports in Germany.

The 32-year-old has netted 38 league goals in just 56 outings for the Bundeliga giants since arriving in 2007, having bagged 47 and 50 league goals for previous clubs Fiorentina and Palermo respectively.

The prolific Italian - who has not been quite as lethal in front of goal for his country - 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 Stuttgart striker Mario Gomez.

And with current Spurs forwards Darren Bent and Roman Pavlyuchenko being linked with moves away from White Hart Lane, Harry Redknapp is considering a swoop for the 6ft 5in Toni, according to Munich newspaper TZ.

Earlier this month, Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger had insisted that both Toni and Brazilian defender Lucio would be staying put over the summer, telling TZ:

"Luca will have to fight for his position and Lucio is in the plans of Louis van Gaal."

However, Lucio has since left to join Inter Milan.

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