Bayern admit Toni interest
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bayern Munich have expressed a renewed interest in Fiorentina hot shot Luca Toni.
Bayern Munich have expressed a renewed interest in signing Fiorentina hot shot Luca Toni.
The German champions have been long-term admirers of the Italy international and striker Lukas Podolski recently revealed he would welcome Toni to the Allianz Arena.
He again proved his credentials with both goals in Italy's 2-0 win over Scotland in Wednesday's Euro 2008 qualifier.
And his prowess in front of goal has led Bayern chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge to outline his admiration for Toni.
"I like Toni a lot," Rummenigge told Gazzetta dello Sport.
"I consider him to be a really useful player, he could do really good things at Bayern.
"Sure, many people want him and this complicates the operation, but at the end the decision is up to the player and maybe he wants to try an experience abroad.
"I don't like to talk a lot about our strategies, but the striker attracts us."
Toni is under contract at Fiorentina until 2009 and has acknowledged a wish to see out his career with the Viola, although he has put talks about his future on hold until the summer.