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Spurs are the latest club to express interest in the Italian hitman...

Luca Toni is a near certainty to leave Bayern Munich in the coming weeks, following a somewhat disappointing 2008-09 season and a tough time at the recent Confederations Cup with the Italian national team.

The 32-year-old hitman has fallen out of favour with his coach Louis van Gaal, which consequently has attracted interest from elsewhere, particularly from the West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola.

According to the latest reports from Goal Italia though, a second English club may have joined the race for the former Palermo player’s signature, as Tottenham Hotspur have declared their intent to add him to their attacking ranks for the coming season.

It is claimed that Spurs would prefer to purchase the player outright; however, the issue at this point remains the Italian’s high wage demands.

Following the addition of Peter Crouch earlier in the summer to an already impressive attacking line-up that contains the likes of Robbie Keane, Jermain Defoe and Roman Pavyluchenko, one has to question the logic in the Lilywhites' Toni link.

Neither club have yet made an official statement regarding these latest rumours.

Adrian Del Monte, Goal.com

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