FC Bayern Munich striker, Luca Toni has joined AS Roma on loan untill the end of the season, in a 6 month loan deal. The Italian hitman has fallen out with his coach Louis Van Gaal , that at one point this season, a club spokesman said they were willing to let him go on a free transfer, however this has not been the case and this loan deal has seemingly suited all parties, especially the 32 year old, who will link up with Roma coach Claudio Ranieri on New Years Day. The Italian striker scored 38 goals in 60 appearances since joining in 2007.
African Cup of Nations
The African Cup of Nations begins on the 10th January with Angola facing Mali. Matches and highlights can be seen on BBC3. It will feature the likes of Obafemi Martins, Alex Song, Solomon Kalou John Obi Mikel, Michael Essien, Kolo Toure, Yaya Toure, Seydou Keita and many more.
In some Premiership news; Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby, after some convincing and dominating performances next to Cesc Fabregas this season. The midfielder joined from Auxerre in 2005 for a reported £2million and has since gone on to play 78 times for Arsenal, scoring 11 goals, as well as earining 2 caps for France.
Gary Megson has been sacked as Bolton Wanderers manager, after two years in charge. The 50 year had an uphill struggle to win over the Bolton fans after his appointment in October 2007, since fans have numerously protested and shown thier anger towards the manager week in, week out. Burnley manager Owen Coyle is favourite for the post.