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THE WINTER WINDOW IS NOW OPEN

02 Jan 2008
President Lendoiro appeared on Monday in <i>Depor Sport</i> affirming the club is ready sign the petitions of Lotina. At the same time, the Argentinean media affirms that Deportivo offered $5.5 million for Pepe Sand, while it seems that Arsene Wenger's Arsenal is interested in Fabril's keeper Fabricio.

The winter window is already opened, and Deportivo already made its first move: to send Pablo Alvarez in a loan operation to Racing Santander. And it seems it won't be the only move to be made in January. In Monday's edition of Depor Sport, president Lendoiro affirmed that Deportivo will make signings during the month: "the club will try to sign the wishes of Lotina"

And the media in La Coru?a suspects that the Basque coach is asking for three reinforcements: a right winger, a defensive midfielder and a new striker. One of the wishes of Lotina is Jos? Sand (27), the goalscorer of Lan??s -see the photo- According to sportpaper Ol? in Argentina, Deportivo already offered $5.5 million (€3.73 million) for Sand, but the petition was rejected by Lan??s since they want the double of that amount (€7 million).

An official of Lan??s was interviewed by Ol? and his response was: "Jos? Sand won't leave Lan??s for an inferior amount to the double already offered by the Spaniards." The same source also informs that Steaua Bucarest is ready to offer $7.7 million (€5.23 million), but this offer would also be rejected. Sand ended the Torneo Apertura 2007 as the second best scorer in the tournament with 15 goals, he was the one that scored the crucial goal against Boca Juniors, a conquer that gave the title to Lan??s, the first in its history.

Ol? claims in the same article that other of the players at Lan??s, Agust?n Daniel Pelletieri (25), has received offers from European clubs, but the article appoints the officials of the Argentinean club don't want to sell him. Pelletieri has been appointed as one of the candidates that Lotina wants in order to cover midfield.

And there are more novelties, but this ones related to exits. According to newspaper Daily Mail in England, Arsenal is interested in Fabricio, the keeper of Fabril. According to this paper, manager Arsene Wenger wants Fabricio as the replacement of Jens Lehmann and as the second keeper in the first team, just behind Manuel Almunia. The paper also wrote that the key in the operation is Arsenal's Spanish scout Sergio Cagigao, the one that has suggested the signing of the Canarian goalkeeper.


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