Brescia fight for Chelsea target Baggio
By Adam Marshall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
'The Divine Ponytail' is on holiday, thinking over his future, after being disappointed at missing out on the World Cup finals.
With his career reaching its twilight years, the 35-year-old may finally be ready to seek a fresh challenge.
Chelsea, Lazio and Valencia have all been forwarded as possible destinations, as have some more exotic locations in world football.
However, Brescia president Gino Corioni is convinced his star man will remain at the club next season.
"There is nothing to wait for with regards to the decision of Roberto Baggio," insisted Corioni.
"He remains here, period.
"It will not be easy. It will be a problematic negotiation but you will see that, in the end, he will remain."
Corioni is also still keen to wrap up a deal for Ipswich Town keeper Matteo Sereni, following the Suffolk club's relegation from The Premiership.
Luca Castellazzi, a confirmed target for Sunderland, may need to leave Brescia before they can finance a bid for the former Sampdoria shot-stopper.
"First of all, we have tried to sell Castellazzi," he admitted.
"But we have still not done this.
"The possibility still exists that Sereni arrives. He is the keeper we want.
"Today, the situation is Sereni perhaps comes, we will make it a possibility, but Baggio we must do it at all costs."