Upton Park outfit hopes to secure signing of world class veteran.
West Ham are looking to pull off a major coup by snapping up Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni for free this summer. The Italian international has been linked with a move to the east London side before and the Hammers are ready to offer the 32 year old a two year deal worth £8m in order to persuade the veteran to make a move to the Premier League.
Bayern President Uli Hoeness has already stated that he would allow the former Fiorentina man to leave for nothing this summer and following rumours that co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold had considered offering Thierry Henry a similar money spinning deal it appears that they are now hoping to tempt Toni to Upton Park.
Toni spent half of last season at Roma where his cameo roles helped propel Claudio Ranieri’s side into a Serie A title race, which went to the wire, and the Italian is unlikely to return to the Bundesliga club after falling out with the management team at the Allianz Arena.
The manner in which the talented forward was treated by the German champions is a little bizarre given the fact that helped the club to the domestic double in his first season, during which he netted an impressive 39 goals. Anyone thinking that a move to West Ham is unlikely would do well to remember the way in which they secured the services of Argentine pair Javier Mascherano and Carlos Tevez a few years back.