West Ham United fear missing out on Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

Bayern supremo Uli Hoeness has announced Toni can leave on a free transfer next month, which has alerted Hammers boss Gianfranco Zola.

But The Herald says Toni's wages - reportedly in excess of £100,000-a-week - are a major stumbling block.

Blackburn boss Sam Allardyce has also been keeping tabs on Toni's situation.