Saints blast Baird approach

04 June 2007 11:10
Fulham have been warned about their approach to trying to sign Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird from Southampton. The Cottagers have seen their interest in the versatile 25-year-old leak out into the press, with Saints boss George Burley clearly unimpressed by the efforts to snare Baird. He commented: "There was a small bid - a ridiculous offer - which Fulham made for Chris. Certainly, Chris is not a player we're even thinking about letting go. "He has two years left on his current deal, he's our player of the season and he signed a contract at the end of last season because he did so well. "We'll be talking with him again about extending his contract. "Fulham made a derisory offer - a ridiculous amount of money for somebody of Chris' quality - and we've got no thoughts whatsoever of letting Chris go. "Lawrie Sanchez knows him from Northern Ireland and they've made this public in the papers, which is ridiculous really."

Source: ESA