THE boss of Giordano Holdings and Next Magazine, Jimmy Lai Chee-ying, has confirmed he is interested in buying one of the Ming Pao Group's daily newspapers, although no negotiations are under way. He did not specify which of the group's newspapers - Ming Pao Daily News or Hong Kong Today - he preferred. ''Definitely if we want to buy, we want to buy a quality one [newspaper]. One that is making money, not losing money,'' he said. On Monday, Giordano Holdings chief executive, Peter Lau Kwok-kuen said the group did not intend to buy Ming Pao Daily News. Mr Lai said he was looking to set up a publication in China ''in a few years'', once the market environment matured.