Brazilian Amauri has not officially been called up by Marcello Lippi because he will not have his citizenship until March.
However, Amauri is expected to be in the squad for the 2010 World Cup, possibly at the expense of Roma hitman Toni.
"If he only chose Italy because Brazil dumped him, then it's not right that he should be our centre-forward," slammed Toni in Il Messaggero newspaper.
"I'm sure that if he is in good shape, Amauri will go to the World Cup. I will give it my best shot.
"Indirectly, Lippi let me know that he is following my progress."