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27 Oct 2005
While Caparros and his men have yet to convince that they can keep the high level displayed against Real Madrid, Lendoiro is set to continue with the renewal of the squad. His two objectives for the next year are David Navarro (Valencia) and Julio Alvarez (Murcia).

The central defender might already come to Deportivo during the winter market, as his relations with Valencia coach Quique Sanchez Flores have reached a new low. The 24 year old was considered a bright promise last year, when he renewed his contract for another six seasons. But the new Valencian technician didn't agree and hasn't used him at all this season.

A controversial situation forced him to the sidelines during the Intertoto Cup, after doctors prescribed him a medicine that could have tested positive at doping checks. With the start of the season compromised, Navarro never managed to regain the trust of Quique Flores and finally stated that he wants to leave the club as soon as possible. The response of the technician was that he only uses players "who are loyal to the team, which is not the case of David [Navarro]".

Under these circumstances, it is very likely that Deportivo will be his new destination. His price tag, while still unknown, seems to be low enough for Lendoiro and contacts have been made in order to start the transfer process. It is expected that both Cesar and Pablo Amo will leave the club during the winter market, a fact that would leave Caparros in need of one more central defender.

It is known that Lendoiro is looking for a replacement of Depor's creative midfielder but so far his searches have come up empty. Now there is a new name rumoured to have made his list, namely Julio Alvarez, currently playing for Segunda leaders Real Murcia.

Julio Alvarez is 24 years old, 1.80m tall and weighs 74kg. He is the number 10 in Real Murcia for which he plays his third season. The Venezuela-born midfielder started his career in the junior categories of Real Madrid before joining Racing Santander, Rayo Vallecano and then Murcia. Last season he played as a starter 24 time and scored 5 goals.

Lendoiro already met his father and his agent, in order to discuss a possible transfer. The president of Deportivo has had his eye on him for a while, but now the time seems right for a transfer. There is still one problem to get out of the way, namely Real Madrid have the first option in buying him back until the 1st of July 2006. Afterwards, the doors would be open to any transfer and this is why it is more likely Lendoiro will make a move only during the summer market.

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