West Ham United boss Gianfranco Zola is chasing Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

The Guardian says the club's chief executive, Scott Duxbury, and technical director, Gianluca Nani, decided to remain in Europe to pursue Toni and Eidur Gudjohnsen, of Barcelona, while Zola's squad compete in China.

Duxbury and Nani decided to travel to two destinations in Europe rather than to Beijing, suggesting negotiations for Gudjohnsen or Toni or both may have reached an advanced stage. Gianfranco Zola is keen to sign an experienced striker with international pedigree as he seeks to improve on last season's ninth-place finish.