The 25-year-old was the subject of a bid - believed to be £2.5million - from Fulham manager Lawrie Sanchez last week which was dismissed as "derisory" by Saints.
However, Sanchez is a huge admirer of Baird, who he knows well from his time as Northern Ireland manager, and is determined to land the player who can operate either at full-back or centre-half.
© Copyright PA Sport Ltd 2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE: http://gms.to/writeforgms