July 22, 2009

The future of Italian international Luca Toni at German giants Bayern Munich is seriously in doubt after the attacker was demoted to the Bundesliga side's reserve team.

Toni has only just returned to training action after his Confederations Cup action with Italy, and head coach Louis van Gaal was far from happy with the striker's fitness. Therefore, van Gaal opted to sent Toni to the reserves.

The striker appeared to be on his way out of the Allianz Arena after the Bavarians signed Mario Gomez from Stuttgart for $42.7 million earlier this summer. Wolfsburg, Fenerbahce, Milan and Tottenham Hotspur were all keen to add Toni to their squad.

However, the former Fiorentina star chose to fight for his place instead and stayed at Bayern. His intentions of impressing van Gaal didn't exactly start well though, and it remains to be seen whether Toni will accept training with the reserves.

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