Ancelotti to make clever Bundesliga purchase.
Chelsea could hijack West Ham’s attempts to lure Luca Toni to the Premier League it was reported today.
The Bayern Munich striker has been told he can leave in January after his relationship with boss Louis van Gaal was deemed unworkable.
Although the Italian would prefer a return to Serie A, he’s been strongly linked with a move to West Ham ever since it became clear he would be allowed to move on.
Gianfranco Zola is desperate to boost his strike force with his team struggling at the wrong end of the table.
Yet reports today in Italy suggest Chelsea are showing signs of interest. Manager Carlo Ancelotti is eager to provide some cover for Didier Drogba during the Africa Cup of Nations and Toni could resolve the issue.
That he would simply be a short-term solution may concern the 32-year-old who is eager for first-team football to push his chances of a place in the Italy squad for the World Cup. (Independent)
This strikes me as a very wise move by Carlo Ancelotti. Not only will Chelsea net themselves a proven striker who is perfectly built to do well in the Premier League but in Luca Toni they have a great short term replacement for African Nations Cup bound Didier Drogba.
Quite why Italian International Toni is unable to secure a regular run out at Bayern Munich is beyond me, the former Fiorentina man has been a veritable goal machine at the Allianz Arena but can’t buy a break from new boss Louis Van Gaal.
Chelsea will be looking to cement their place at the top of the Premier League table and will struggle without a myriad of players heading for Angola and the £6m rated striker will be a very intelligent acquisition.