Luca Toni is refusing to give up on his Bayern Munich career.

Frozen out by coach Louis van Gaal, Toni has been linked with Roma, Tottenham and West Ham United this week.

"I know I'm not his ideal centre-forward, but I'm hoping that I will change his mind. I think I have the qualities to help this team," said Toni.

"I want to play, I'm ready for this new challenge. If I have to play for Mehmet Scholl's reserves, it would be humiliating."