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THE LAST DAYS OF THE SUMMER MARKET

27 Aug 2008
The transfer window closes its doors on Monday –the period was extended in one day- and Deportivo, like almost all the clubs in Spain, is trying to hurry up the negotiations, especially the exits. Aouate, Mun??a, Manu, Taborda, Bodipo and Jairo are still waiting for novelties while Rodri is already in Portugal in order to join Maritimo. Meanwhile it seems that Depor still interested in Diego Colotto.

One hundred twenty hours to close the summer market and the Spanish clubs still trying to hurry up the negotiations. The period for the inscriptions was extended until Monday 1st September since matchday one will be played on Sunday 31st August. Deportivo has almost completed its squad and it seems the only arrival still to be negotiated is the one of a central defender.

Despite that coach Lotina discarded on the past week the arrival of a new player, the rumours continue to flow. On Wednesday the names of Argentineans Diego Colotto (27) and Carlos Matheu (23) were linked once again with Depor tough this last one was near to sign for Cagliari Calcio in a deal valued in $3 million (€2.04 million). The arrival of a new central defender wasn’t considered as a priority by Lotina, especially taking in mind that Pablo Amo will probably stay at Depor, but in the end it seems the club will try to complete this move.

But all the efforts of the club’s officials seem to be focused in one thing: to assure the exit of the players discarded by Lotina. On Wednesday the club secured the loan deal with Mar?­timo Funchal for the Catalan defender Rodri. The ex-Barcelona will play there during one season and will have the chance to play the UEFA cup. Meanwhile, other six men are currently pushing for an exit: Aouate, Mun??a, Manu, Taborda, Bodipo and Jairo.

Goalkeepers Aouate, Mun??a and Manu are still waiting for novelties. Mun??a was linked with a move to Rayo Vallecano in Segunda Divisi??n, but the option was already discarded as the Madrilenian club already signed other Uruguayan: Fabi??n Carini. Meanwhile Aouate has been linked with French side Lille OSC tough no offers have arrived to Plaza de Pontevedra. Meanwhile Jairo and Bodipo haven’t received any proposition.

Sebasti??n Taborda has been linked with Boca Juniors, the Argentinean club is facing the long-term casualty of Mart?­n Palermo and it seems that Taborda has been offered as a solution. However coach Carlos Ischia is studying other names for the job: H?©ctor Bracamonte, Lucho Figueroa, Nicol??s Frutos, Mariano Pavone and â€?Tecla’ Far?­as.

Finally, Sportpaper Marca informs that goalkeeper Fabricio Augusto has signed a new contract with Deportivo, his previous deal was an amateur contract ending in 2009, Real Zaragoza was interested in him and Lendoiro was trying to complete the deal before the end of the summer market. Now the Canarian keeper has a professional contract that will last until the year 2011.


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