Roma midfielder Julio Baptista is a target for River Plate.

River presidential candidate Antonio Caselli has confirmed talks with Juan Figger, Baptista's agent, and is keen to make a big splash with the Argentina giants next year.

"It's a year in which the players want to play in the World Cup with their respective national teams and anything can happen," declared Caselli.

"I spoke with my contacts about potential signings and the players know of this informal chat."