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LENDOIRO IN MADRID. PART II

03 Jul 2006
President Lendoiro has travelled to Madrid for the second time in two weeks. In the past visit Depor's president secured the deal for Riki and left the signing of Bodipo almost done. Now the main subject in his agenda could be Dudu Aouate while other economic issues and even a possible negotiation with Real Madrid are also part of his journey to the capital.

Lendoiro has been accumulating miles in his curriculum, his second trip to Madrid in two weeks is one of the final intents in order to close the incorporation of Dudu Aouate (28). The president of Racing Santander, Francisco Pern�a, travelled to Madrid yesterday. He didn't have a meeting with Lendoiro in his agenda, but after all it's expected that the reunion will take place today. Racing is waiting to receive a �3 million offer while Deportivo wants to reduce the price using some players as exchange. This meeting will be crucial in order to decide the future of the Israeli keeper.

The reason why Lendoiro and Pern�a have travelled to Madrid at the same time has another explanation: They want to have access to Real Madrid's youngsters. The most desired name in the list is Roberto Soldado (20). Getafe, Racing, Celta, Osasuna and Deportivo are some of the names interested in this talented striker. With Ram�n Calder�n proclaimed as the new president of the club in the last hours, everybody wants to talk with him first, and Pern�a and Lendoiro aren't wasting any time. They want to get Soldado and they know that other clubs are trying to do the same. But Lendoiro isn't only interested in Soldado. R�ben De La Red (20), Jos� Manuel Jurado (20) and Alvaro Arbeloa (23) are also in his list of possible incorporations. Other issues in Lendoiro's agenda include the negotiation of the club�s debt, more credit lines for Deportivo and even a renegotiation of the TV contract with Sogeclable.

Meanwhile, the incorporation of Antonio Barrag�n (19) is more near than ever. Newspaper La Voz de Galicia wrote that Ferm�n Guti�rrez (the agent of the player) sees that the deal will be signed in two or three days: "Everything is very close to happenning. As I see the three parties (Depor, Liverpool and the player), I believe that the operation can be closed in the next two or three days. But we are still working on some details that we still have to agree on."

The same source claims that Deportivo is trying to negotiate the transfer of Barrag�n and not a loan spell. Rafael Ben�tez doesn't want to sell him and the situation should be closed during this week, because the Galician player has to join Spain's U-19 squad that will participate in the European Championship.

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