Toni confident over Roma switch

Italian club's stock-exchange listing thought to be delaying deal

Toni: Fall out with Van Gaal

Out-of-favour Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni is confident he will complete a transfer to Roma in the January window.

The Italian has been told he can leave the Allianz Arena for free after falling out with manager Louis van Gaal and he wants to return to his homeland.

It is thought that Toni would boost his World Cup chances by playing in Serie A and his agent, Tullio Tinti, claims to have been contacted by Roma.

Former Fiorentina star Toni admits a move to Italy's capital is not a done deal, with Roma's stock-exchange listing meaning a transfer can only be completed when the financial details are revealed to shareholders, but he has high hopes.

"Nothing is certain yet but I want to move to AS Roma and I will do it," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.