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22 Apr 2008
Aranzubia, Mart�n C�ceres, Basinas, Llorente, Omar Bravo, Biglia... the list of names linked with Deportivo for the next campaign is starting to take shape. The papers in Spain are starting to speculate about the names that might join Lotina's squad for the next season. Despite the rumours, R�chard Moar already said that there won't be any revolution for the next season.

Galician sportpaper Deporte Campe�n (DxT) wrote on the past Saturday a short-list of five players that Deportivo is following: striker Joseba Llorente (28), goalkeeper Daniel Aranzubia (28), central defender Mart�n C�ceres (21), midfielder Angelos Basinas (32) and striker Omar Bravo (28).

The most clear case seems to be the one of Dani Aranzubia, Lotina likes him and the Basque keeper ends his contract with Athletic Bilbao in June of the present year, meaning he would join Depor for free. He was already linked with the Galician club by sportpaper AS and his agent, Txus Medina, already said that he has received calls from several Spanish clubs, including Deportivo. Angelos Basinas is also ending his contract with RCD Mallorca in June. He has played 27 games on the present season and has also scored one goal.

Similar case is the one of Omar Bravo, the Mexican striker ends his contract with Chivas Guadalajara in June and he hasn't signed an extension yet. He was linked with Depor during the past summer and coach Lotina said in a interview during the past week that "he's a player we know and we have quite a few reports on the club. I have no information that the cost of this player is zero, but obviously, we will have to contemplate him." Bravo is having a positive season and despite been scoreless in five games played in copa Libertadores 2008, he already scored 8 times after 15 games in Torneo Clausura 2008.

The most complicate signings are the ones of Mart�n C�ceres and Llorente. Joseba Llorente has exploded this season with 15 goals scored with Valladolid (4th in the list of pichichis and the second best Spanish scorer). His buyout clause is only of �5.5 million, but Villarreal is already negotiation his signing. Meanwhile, Argentinean defender Mart�n C�ceres is playing with Recreativo on the present season and seems to be an impossible dream for Depor, he belongs to Villarreal and has a buyout clause of �20 million. Chelsea FC and Real Madrid seems also interested in him.

Meanwhile, midfielder Lucas Biglia (22) has been linked with Depor once again. He was the captain of Argentina during the U-20 FIFA World Cup played in Holland and he's currently performing in RSC Anderlecht. According to sportpaper Marca, the Argentinean is followed by Deportivo, Atl�tico Madrid, Villarreal and most recently, by Trabzonspor in Turkey.

Another Argentinean linked recently with Deportivo was Dar�o Cvitanich (23), the midfielder is exploding with six goals scored after thirteen games played in Torneo Clausura 2008 with Banfield, but the Argentinean club already sold him to Ajax for $11 million (�6.88 million). Something already announced in the official website of Banfield.

Despite the endless rumours, R�chard Moar already affirmed that there won't be any 'revolution' inside of Deportivo for the next season, something he affirmed during a interview with Marca on the past week. He also said that the Galician club is willing to execute the �2.2 million buyout option over Filipe Luis and that Depor will negotiate a permanent deal with FC Nantes for Christian Wilhelmsson.

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