West Ham United are attempting to close a deal for Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni.

The Daily Mail says Gianfranco Zola is keen to add his compatriot to the ranks and reports in Germany say the east London club are reportedly happy to pay him a hefty £60,000 a week so long as he is allowed to move on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old has endured a nightmare start to the season and is yet to make an appearance after suffering an achilles problem.

The former Fiorentina and Palermo striker was sent to train and play in the German third division with Bayern's reserves and will seek a January move to Upton Park if he cannot break into the first team.