Baptista fields offers
By Francisco Acedo
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Sevilla ace Julio Baptista claims he has offers from other clubs.Sevilla ace Julio Baptista claims he has offers from other clubs but will wait until the end of the season before discussing his future.
The Brazilian striker has rattled in 17 goals in La Liga this season and is being courted by a string of major clubs.
Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Manchester United and Valencia have all been mooted as admirers of the powerful attacker.
He is under contract at Sevilla until 2008 and has a buy-out clause of £25 million, which could deter some of his suitors.
But it would appear the figure is not dissuading certain clubs from pursuing their interest in the South American.
Baptista has confirmed he has fielded offers from other clubs but will put the interest on the backburner, with Sevilla chasing a spot in the UEFA Champions League.
"I have offers from several clubs but, at this moment, the more important question is the championship," said Baptista.
"After that, I will wait to speak with the club about the renewal of my contract."
Though Baptista is already on a long-term contract at Sanchez Pizjuan, the club want to amend the deal to increase the hit-man's buy-out clause.