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MOVERS AND SHAKERS

24 Apr 2006
Despite of the interest of Deportivo, it seems that other clubs like Villarreal are following Albert Lopo. The almost confirmed relegation of M??laga is creating speculation about the destiny of some of its main players, and Depor seems to be interested in this option. Finally, the possible arrival of <i>Diego Trist??n</i> to Atl?©tico Madrid has been appointed by the paper AS.

It has been reported previously that defender Albert Lopo has already signed a contract with Deportivo, but the truth is, other clubs are interested in his services. First it was Valencia and now it is Villarreal. Sportpaper Marca reported yesterday that the Catalan player is in Manuel Pellegrini's list for the next season. The operation will be a free transfer, but Deportivo and Villarreal are obligated to pay €1.5 million for his formation clause. In any case, the future of Lopo will not be announced until the end of season because Espanyol are still struggling to avoid the relegation.

Another operation in which Deportivo has been linked is the called 'Malaga's pack' Newspaper La Voz de M??laga reported that one of the highest M??laga's officials, Manuel Garc?­a Quil??n, has offered a package of four players to Deportivo: Alexis (central defender), Juan Rodr?­guez (midfielder), Manu S??nchez (right winger) and Calatayud (goalkeeper). For these four incorporations the Galician squad will have to pay €5 million.

There is a big problem with this idea, some details are not being broadcast. Firstly, Juan Rodr?­guez is ending his contract in June, meaning that Depor doesn't need to pay for his incorporation. Despite this situation, Lendoiro could try to reach an agreement since it is known that he is interested in Alexis, although other reports indicates that M??laga already negotiated his transfer to Getafe.

TRISTAN TO ATLETICO?
Striker Diego Trist??n manifested his unhappiness with his current situation in Deportivo. He even appointed that if his lack of participation continues, he would think seriously in a possible transfer to another Spanish club. Since then the names of Betis, Sevilla, Zaragoza, Villarreal and Mallorca have been mentioned. And now sportpaper AS wrote that the Sevillan marksman has been offered to Atl?©tico Madrid.

The Madrilian club is interested in a new striker since the physical problems of Fernando Torres and Mateja Kezman have affected the plans of coach Murcia, he was even forced to use a couple of youngsters in the last confrontation against Alav?©s (Marqu?©s and Manu del Moral). AS also wrote that Trist??n isn't in the club's list of priorities, but it is priority if other alternatives don’t succeed.


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