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31 Aug 2008
Lendoiro sent an official offer to Atlas for Diego Colotto on Saturday’s evening, while Xisco seems to be going to Newcastle United. Those are the moves that Deportivo is trying to complete in the last day of the summer market.

Since Saturday it is know that Deportivo has finally made an official move for Diego Colotto (27), the Argentinean central defender that Lotina wants in order to replace Fabricio Coloccini. The name of Colotto has been linked with Depor since a while, but Atlas de Guadalajara always argued that there wasn’t any offer coming from Depor.

Now this proposition is finally confirmed as the officials from Atlas have admitted they received the offer during Saturday. The same Colotto asked to be sidelined from Sunday’s game against Pumas UNAM (0-3 defeat for Atlas) and the Argentinean was left out of the encounter. The media in Mexico was even written the operation is done.

But some doubts have appeared. The amounts of the operation are unknown, Depor Sport wrote on its Sunday’s issue that the transfer was stuck since Atlas was now asking for $5.5 million, however the same Lendoiro confirmed after the game with Real Madrid that the operation is almost done. According to some radios, the difference is just how Depor will pay the money. Apparently Atlas wants a cash payment while Depor wants to divide it in one or two. The operation should be confirmed during Monday.

But the shocking news for everybody is that Majorcan striker Xisco has been sold to Newcastle United, the amount of the operation seems to be seven million euros plus three additional million for the player’s performance, also Newcastle’s squad will be forced to play two Teresa Herrera tournaments.

The operation hasn’t been officially announced, but coach Lotina admitted that he is aware of the case and that he understands the situation. Website confirmed the case and assured that Xisco is already flying to Newcastle in order to pass the medicals. This operation should also be confirmed during Monday. will have an extended coverage about these and all the transfers of Depor during Monday. The fans could have fresh news through the zapping.

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