Bayern Munich striker Luca Toni is "more than convinced'' he will be a Roma player by January 2.
The 32-year-old is surplus to requirements at the Bundesliga club and has seemed increasingly likely to be on his way to Roma. Toni believes he will officially seal his return to Italy on Saturday.
"We hope that things will go as well as they should do and to all take satisfaction from this,'' the Italy international told radio station Centro Suono Sport.
"I'm very up for this, I want this situation and at the end this situation has to happen. I am more than convinced that on the second I'll be at Roma. We hope to find ourselves there on January 2 and do have six great months.''
Toni has fallen out with Bayern coach Louis van Gaal and is no longer wanted by the Dutchman.
A return to Italy would boost his chances of forcing his way back into Marcello Lippi's plans for next summer's World Cup.