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24 Aug 2008
Zaragoza is near to sign Mart?n Pulido from UD Almeria, meaning they will probably dismiss the signing of Deportivo’s Pablo Amo. This move also implies that Depor won’t sign any new central defender during the summer window. Curiously Pulido was considered as a target of Depor in the past. Meanwhile news about Rodri and Mun??a.

Despite the short-term necessities, it seems that Deportivo won’t fulfill any new incorporation during the rest of the summer market. The mid-term injury case of Manuel Pablo was leaving some doubts about who will cover the right-back position, but on Saturday coach Miguel ?ngel Lotina already discarded any new incorporation for this function after he expressed his confidence in Laure, youngster that’s fulfilling his first season at Depor’s first squad.

However Lotina was leaving an open window to the incorporation of a new central defender, the departure of Fabricio Coloccini and the possible exit of Pablo Amo has created worried about the solidity of this sector. Lotina himself assured this in an interview with La Opini??n A Coru?a ?If he leaves, somebody else must come. That’s for sure.?

As it happened with Coloccini on the past season, the Basque trainer was giving a deadline in order to define the case of Pablo Amo: Tuesday. ?We don’t know for sure what will happen with Pablo, if he will stay or if he will leave, but we can’t just stand here without making something and then find a surprise in the last minute, it won’t give us the time to react. We will wait, but on Monday or Tuesday we should have novelties in one sense or the other.?

In case that Pablo Amo leaves, Lotina assured that Deportivo already has a short list of candidates to replace the Madrilenian central defender, as he said: ?We have a list with three candidates, Colotto and other two. He (Colotto) is one of the options that we are considering, but it isn’t the only one.?

But all appoints that Pablo Amo will stay in the end, during Sunday it was know that Real Zaragoza, the club interested in Amo, is very close to fulfill the incorporation of Mart?n Pulido, defender previously linked with Deportivo as a possible substitute of Coloccini. The official website of Zaragoza announced an agreement with the player and also with his club, UD Almeria. It seems the deal will be sealed on Monday. If the operation is finally completed, Los Ma?os will probably discard the option of Pablo Amo, meaning that Lotina won’t approve the arrival of a new central defender and therefore, Depor will not make any new signing, at least until the winter window.

Gustavo Mun??a still waiting for an offer in order to leave Deportivo, it was speculated that Getafe was interested in him, but now it has been known that his former club, Nacional de Montevideo, has inscribed him for the Torneo Apertura 2008. This is an ?eventual’ inscription used sometimes by the Uruguayan clubs in order to gain some time when the market in near to be closed and shouldn’t be understand as the proximity of a deal. In fact, this measure was made on the past season by Pe?arol when the Uruguayan club tried to sign Sebasti??n Taborda.

Meanwhile Rodri still linked with Maritimo Funchal. During Saturday it was speculated that he was on his way to Portugal, but the same player said to La Voz de Galicia that nothing is done yet, but that he’s waiting to solve his case soon ?For the moment I don’t know anything and the only thing I know is that I won’t go to Portugal on this night, because they should told me by now. But it’s a matter of hours to know what will happen, we must wait.?

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