ROMA - DESAILLY WANTED MOVE
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Coach Fabio Capello is desperate to add a new defender to his ranks ahead of the forthcoming Serie A campaign, as his side look to successfully defend the title.
Desailly is a player much admired by the former Milan boss but, at 33, president Franco Sensi feels he is not a long-term solution to the defensive problems at Roma.
"We have not ever made an offer for Desailly," affirmed Baldini.
"Some months ago the player had proposed himself to Roma but, at the moment, he finds himself well at Chelsea, and we are not interested in buying him."
Another defender unlikely to be on his way to the club in the near future is Bayer Leverkusen's Lucio.
"Lucio is an interesting player who enjoys good consideration on our part," Baldini told calciomanager. "But, unfortunately, Bayer Leverkusen do not want to sell him."