West Ham have been linked with a summer swoop for Bayern Munich's 30-year-old Italian striker Luca Toni, who has played for 10 clubs in 13 years.

Meanwhile promising Hammers striker Freddie Sears, 18, has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal.

Boss Alan Curbishley said: "He is different to what we have available at the moment. He is Craig Bellamy-like, he is quick, he wants to get behind defenders and he goes about his business quietly."