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16 Feb 2006
The papers in Spain and Argentina are starting to speculate about the possible reinforcements of Deportivo for the next season. The names of Belluschi and Marcinho seems to be the main stones for the new squad, a project that also includes the possible arrivals of Juan Rodr?­guez, Pablo ?lvarez and Albert Lopo.

Yesterday the Argentinean paper Ol?© wrote that Deportivo is ready to pay €5 million in order to buy the rights of Fernando Belluschi (22). The Argentinean winger is the desired option to replace V?­ctor who will leave the club this summer. Belluschi's rights are owned by Newell's Old Boys (50%)  and Boca Juniors (50%). According to Ol?© the deal between this two clubs allows a possible sell to a foreign club.

The agent of the player, Alberto Meo confirmed the negotiations and the reason why it has been postponed until June: "They want him. It's true. But it's an operation that will occur later since they need a communitary player and the papers of Fernando aren't done yet." With three non-communitary players in the squad (De Guzm??n, Mun??a and Taborda) Depor has no room for a new foreign talent, for that reason the deal will be negotiated until the issue of his nationality is resolved.

Ol?© even speculates that the deal could be signed in March or April. The same source claims that the keyman in this operation is Juan Carlos Ver??n, a personal friend of Lendoiro that materialised the arrival of Aldo Duscher to Deportivo. Meanwhile, another player that could arrive in order to cover the right wing is Pablo ?lvarez (Sporting Gij??n).

The Galician winger ends his contract in June and newspaper La Voz published a few weeks ago that the deal between ?lvarez and Deportivo already exists. But the 24-year-old player said a few days later that the article of La Voz was wrong. However, sportpaper AS confirmed the existence of the contract. If both negotiations succeed Caparr??s will finally have some answers to his current problems on the right wing.

AS also wrote that Lendoiro is searching a new reinforcement in Brazil, his list includes the names of  Nilmar (Corinthians), Fernandao (Internacional), Leandro (Sao Paulo) and Kerlon (Cruzeiro). But his main target is M??rcio Miranda Freitas Rocha da Silva 'Marcinho'. The 24-year-old player is a talented midfielder that has facilities to score goals, exactly the characteristics that Caparr??s is desperate to find in order to replace Valer??n.

Romario even described him as "the player with more projection in the Brazilian league". Marcinho started his career in 1996 with Paulista, in 2002 he was transferred to Corinthians and later to Sao Caetano. Last year he was transferred to Palmeiras where he has demonstrated to be a fast and talented figure.

The Brazilian midfielder also belongs to atletas de cristo, a Christian group of players that's know in America for their social work. Marcinho ha also some experience wearing the shirt of Brazil, he was part of the U-20 squad that participated in the past South American tournament and has also played with the first team during a few occasions. For the moment the details of the possible ofer made by Depor aren't public.

According to AS the plan of Lendoiro is to incorporate players in free transfers with the objective of concentrate the economic efforts in one or two South American stars. In this sense, the same source claims that Deportivo already has signed deals with Juan Rodr?­guez (M??laga- 23-year-old) and with the mentioned Pablo ?lvarez, in the case of Albert Lopo (Espanyol- 25) the player had admitted contacts and the agreement could be reached soon. Juan Rodr?­guez could be the selected option in order to cover up the possible departure of Aldo Duscher to England,  while Lopo could be the solution to the commented exit of Jorge Andrade after the World Cup.

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