West Ham United are planning an £8 million bid for Bayern Munich centre-forward Luca Toni.

The People says new Hammers sporting director Gianluca Nani will drive the bid for Toni, 30, when he takes up his Upton Park role in the summer.

Nani was striker Toni's manager at Brescia and was a major influence on the big man's career.

It is believed Toni was identified as a target during Nani's meeting with manager Alan Curbishley.