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Real Madrid have done it again, splashing out another €35 million on Olympique Lyon's Benzema to take their spending this summer to a massive €200 million. And it probably won't end there, with Xabi Alonso, Arbeloa, David Silva and others still in their sights.

Benzema's signing though means that David Villa will almost certainly not move to the Bernabeu, and there are renewed reports that Barcelona are offering some €40 Mio plus a couple of players for him. Other big clubs from outside of Spain are also asking.

Elsewhere most movements were in the second division now that their season has finished, with Hércules finally discarding Lillo to snap up Xerez coach Esteban Vigo. That has left the Andalusians rudderless for their first ever season in the top flight, although they are hoping to have a new man on board this week. (05.07.09)

Player (Country) Current club New club Position/Comments
Benzema (FRA) Olympique Lyon (FRA) Real Madrid FW . When will it end? Have paid out €35 Mio plus €6 Mio in objectives over next 4 years for star striker.
Esteban Vigo Xerez Hércules MG Finally din't go for Lillo, but opted for "Boquerón" after he failed to agree new terms with club. Xerez now looking for new boss.
Sergio Asenjo Valladolid Atlético Madrid GK Deal still not confirmed, but could settle next week for €5.5 Mio plus Diego Costa and one other.
Marcano Racing Santander Villarreal DF Got ahead of others to sign promising left sided defender on six year contract.
Díaz de Cerio Real Sociedad Athletic Bilbao FW Out of contract and swaps allegiances, despite being out for last six months with broken leg.
Crespo Sevilla Racing Santander DF Young full back being touted by several clubs, but opts for loan move to Cantabria.
Héctor Font Osasuna Valladolid MF Didn't have much luck after joining from Villarreal and signs 3 year deal with Valladolid.
Codina Real Madrid Getafe GK Decided to move on after Dudek confirmed as second keeper. Signs on for four years.
Arana Castellón Racing Santander MF Out of contract after playing all career with Castellón, and has chance to try his luck in first division.
Sunny (SPA / NIG) Valencia / Osasuna Betis MF Spanish youth international had no luck in Pamplona, but moves on another loan with buy out clause.
Iriney (BZL) Almería Betis MF Apparently had offers from first division, but opted to join relegated side on 3 year deal.
Del Olmo Athletic Bilbao Hércules FW Brief spell in Bilbao ended and signs two year deal at Alicante based club.
Javier Flaño Osasuna Numancia DF Moves out of shadow of Azpilicueta and signs 2 year contract. Twin brother Miguel may move on too.
Mosquera (COL) Sevilla América (MEX) DF Raised a bit of cash from €4.2 Mio sale of defender to Mexican side.
Barrales (ARG) Banfield (ARG) Recreativo FW Jeronimo! Have signed young striker on one year loan with buy out option to strengthen attack.
Bernabé Atlético Madrid B Salamanca GK The exodus of keepers continues. No place in first team so seeks fortune elsewhere.
Iñaki Bea Valladolid Murcia DF Moves down a division to try and get first division football.
Bellvis Valencia / Numancia Tenerife MF Returns from loan, but decides to move to Canary Isles on three year contract.
Suso Tenerife / Fuerteventura Hearts (SCO) MF Was on loan to another island club, but takes up offer to move on 3 year deal to Scotland.
Miguel Angel Málaga Nàstic MF At this rate Málaga won't have anyone left! Player moves back to Catalunya on one year loan.
Raúl Cámara Sporting Gijón Recreativo DF Have signed versatile full back, who was out of contract at Sporting.