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Roma To Use Alexander Doni To Land Luca Toni Permanently From Bayern Munich - Report

Roma are ready to use goalkeeper Alexander Doni as a makeweight in the deal to complete the permanent signing of Luca Toni from Bayern Munich.

Toni is at Roma on loan until June, and Il Corriere Dello Sport claims the Italians are ready to speak with Bayern to keep him permanently.

It is said the Germans want €6 million for the player, but Roma are ready to include Doni as part of the deal. The Brazilian has been hampered by injury this term, and has not been convincing when he has played.

The idea being floated around Trigoria is that Doni is no longer a part of the plans, and they will look to use him as a bargaining tool.

A move could work for both teams as Bayern were interested in Doni last year, but the transfer never took flight.

Furthermore, Louis van Gaal seems set to stay on the bench at the Allianz Arena, fuelling speculation that Toni will not return to Munich. Toni's deal with the Bavarians expires in 2011.

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