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MORE SPECULATION

22 May 2006
Rumours and speculations are the daily doses of news in La Coru?a. For the moment Deportivo continues to search for the reinforcements requested by coach Caparr??s. President Lendoiro seems to be concentrating his efforts in two of the three relegated teams of this season. Also, he is exploring some players in Segunda.

The media in La Coru?a is speculating that Lendoiro will try to negotiate with Alav?s and M??laga in order to incorporate some players for the next season. These two clubs are struggling to manage the transition to Segunda and for that reason they need to balance their budget. It has been reported that Depor is following some of their players. More precisely the cases of Bodipo, Nen?, De Lucas and Man??. Plus Juan Rodr?guez who is considered as a secure signing.

The negotiations with Alav?s are in shadows, it was reported first that Depor already presented an offer of €2.5 million for Nen?, but yesterday the club’s president, Dmitry Piterman, confirmed in AS that he hasn’t spoke with anybody about the Brazilian talent; however, he assured that he will negotiate if somebody puts €20 million over the table. The case with M??laga is also complicated since the Andalucian club is still trying to solve who will be the owner of the club. The idea is to reinforce the Galician squad with zero cost transfers or to make exchange of players.

Apparently the Galician club will try to concentrate its financial resources in the striker that Caparr??s is praying for. Other sources to reinforce the club are the Segunda's clubs. Goalkeeper Roberto (Sporting) and striker Nino (Elche) are other names that continue to appear in the headlines. The problem with Nino is that Elche will only let him go if Depor pays at least €2 million.

Other choices already studied are Uche and Roberto Soldado. The option of Uche is the most complicated since Recreativo is asking €18 million for him and Soldado is already a target of the new sporting director in Valencia (Carboni). Riki is another choice that Lendoiro likes, but Getafe wants at least €6 million, the reason is that the 50% of his rights are owned by Real Madrid until June 2007.

In this way nothing seems to be done, the same happens with the exit of the players that don't count for Caparr??s. For the moment the only player that has been linked with a possible exit is Diego Trist??n, apparently Valencia and Hearts are interesting in him, but for the moment these are just speculations... After all, the summer market is just starting to heat up.


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