SL Benfica are reportedly plotting a loan offer for Bayern Munich unsettled striker Luca Toni.
The Italy international signed for the Bavarian giants just two years
ago, but he has been strongly linked with the exit door at the club
after falling out with coach Louis van Gaal.
With the Dutch coach indicating Toni would not feature for the club
again after voicing his wish to depart the Allianz Arena, it is
believed the 32-year-old striker is considering his options as he hopes
to find regular action ahead of the World Cup.
And, according to news daily Record, Benfica are ready to offer
Toni a way out of his precarious situation as they want to secure the
former Fiorentina man's services until the end of the season.
The Eagles are reportedly in the market for a new striker following
Keirrison's failure to adapt to football in Europe, and Toni is regarded by
coach Jorge Jesus as a quality alternative to Oscar Cardozo, who has netted 18
goals so far this season.
However, Benfica are expected to face stiff competition for Toni's signature, after Bayern president, Uli Hoeness, declared that the Italian forward, who cost them €11 million, can leave the club on a free transfer.
Luís Mira, Goal.com