Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness has commented on German television that Italian striker Luca Toni can leave the club on a free transfer, to allow the Bundesliga giants to sever ties with the front-man.
Former Fiorentina forward Toni has been in dispute with coach Louis van Gaal for almost the entire campaign, and after the forward commented that he wanted to leave the club the Dutch disciplinarian made it clear that Toni would not feature for the club again.
Now Hoeness has stated on DSF Doppelpass that the player will be allowed to leave the club on a free in order to remove the striker from the wage bill.
He insisted, “If necessary, we will require no transfer fee [for Luca Toni]. We want to have peace on this issue. We still have no concrete offer, although we are willing to lend him on a free transfer or free.”
Goal.com Germany also comments that legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge had offered his services as a mediator between club and player, to initiate discussions, but Van Gaal would not entertain the striker.
Toni will want to secure a move from the Allianz Arena as soon as possible in order to maintain his chances of being included in the Italy World Cup squad for next summer’s tournament in South Africa.
Paul Macdonald, Goal.com