Bayern Munich want Toni to extend contract

Other News Materials 19 November 2008 01:50 (UTC +04:00)

Luca Toni has been asked to extend his contract with Bayern Munich beyond 2011, and the Italy striker says he is considering the option, reported CNN according to AP.

"Management is happy with me. They've asked me to stay after my contract expires in 2011," Toni said at Italy's training camp Tuesday ahead of a friendly with Greece.

"I'm going to think about it. I'm certainly comfortable there and I'm playing for one of the best clubs in Europe."

After transferring from Fiorentina, the 31-year-old Toni scored 24 goals for Bayern last season to lead the German Bundesliga. He has five goals so far this season.

"Moving abroad to play was a big challenge and being able to score right away and become part of Bayern's history was very satisfying," Toni said, according to the ANSA news agency.

Bologna have signed 34-year-old Brazilian winger Cesar, reuniting him with coach Sinisa Mihajlovic.

Mihajlovic and Cesar played together at Lazio and were also both at Inter Milan last season, with Mihajlovic an assistant coach under Roberto Mancini.

All three -- Cesar, Mihajlovic and Mancini -- were released by Inter when Jose Mourinho was appointed coach of the Milan club for this season.

Cesar said Tuesday that Inter did not renew his contract because he was "Mancini's player."

"In June (Inter) made promises to me, so I didn't worry about looking for other teams. But then I never heard from them," he said.

"Four and a half months ago I was an Italian champion. Then I found myself cast aside, abandoned by everyone, without a team. It was very tough."

Mihajlovic has guided Bologna to two draws since taking over from Daniele Arrigoni earlier this month.

"I thank Bologna for giving me this opportunity. I'm fine physically and I'm ready to give my all to help this team avoid relegation," Cesar added. "I know Mihajlovic. He knows what to expect from me."

Cesar has also played for Corinthians and Livorno.