Juve seal Toni transfer
Juventus have signed veteran striker Luca Toni on a permanent transfer from Genoa, the Turin giants confirmed today.
The 33-year-old has put pen to paper on a contract which will keep him at the club until June 2012. A statement from Juve read: "Juventus announces it has reached an agreement with Genoa for the permanent and free transfer of Luca Toni."
A FIFA World Cup™-winning striker with Italy, Toni joined Genoa last summer from Bayern Munich and has struck three goals in Serie A this season. Toni is expected to make his debut for I Bianconeri in Sunday's match at Napoli.
Goalkeeper Marco Storari is a doubt for that game after picking up a muscle strain in yesterday's 4-1 home defeat to Parma.
Although Italy No1 Gianluigi Buffon is closing in on a first team return, it is believed that Juve coach Luigi Delneri will hold back the veteran until next week's Italian Cup last-16 match at home to Catania.
If that is the case then former Arsenal goalkeeper Alexander Manninger will take over between the sticks in Naples. Juve sit fifth in Serie A, eight points off top and two places and points behind Napoli.