Toni agent denies Barca link
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luca Toni's agent has insisted the Fiorentina striker is not going to Barcelona.Luca Toni's agent has denied reports linking the in-form Fiorentina striker with a move to Barcelona.
The 28-year-old has been in sensational form in Serie A, scoring 16 goals in 17 games this season.
And Spanish giants Barcelona, who could be on the look-out for a new striker after Henrik Larsson announced his intention to leave the club in the summer, were rumoured to have set their sights on Toni.
However, the player's agent, Tullio Tinto, has rubbished the speculation, claiming that he is going nowhere.
"These stories are nonsense. People are just trying to sow discord in a place where there is none," he said
Fiorentina president Andrea Della Valle has already insisted that he intends to build a side around Toni, meaning that any interested clubs would have a fight on their hands.
Fiorentina have also been rocked by the news that their home game against Chievo on January 15 will have to be played at a neutral venue.
The fans' behaviour during the clash against Empoli last week, which resulted in a serious injury to a steward, prompted officials to take this course of action.