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Latest transfers

Lots of rumours filling the papers during the winter break, but so far little real news on the transfer front. Zaragoza have moved to sign two players, ex-Málaga winger Eiiseu and Chilean striker Suazo joining on loan from Lazio and Monterrey respectively. And Atlético Madrid have signed ex Chelsea midfielder Tiago on loan from Juventus and Málaga have done likewise with Manchester City striker Caicedo. Most clubs though have decided to plug the gaps with B team players, even though several key men have temporarily left their clubs to play in the African Nations Cup. (09.01.10)

Player (Country) Current club New club Position/Comments
Tiago (POR) Juventus (ITA) Atlético Madrid MF Ex Chelsea midfielder joins on loan with buy out option at end of season.
Suazo (CHL) Monterrey (MEX) Zaragoza FW "Chupete" joins on loan to end of season, with €10 Mio buy out option at end.
Eliseu (POR) Lazio (ITA) Zaragoza MF Ex Málaga midfielder returns to Spain on loan to end of season.
Caicedo (POR) Man City / Sporting Lisbon Málaga FW Have managed to sign striker on loan to end of season after brief spell in Portugal.
Stankevicius (LIT) Sampdoria (ITA) Sevilla DF Joins on loan with €3 Mio buy out option to replace Sergio Sánchez, who drops out of squad pending tests on heart condition.
Sinama-Pongolle (FRA) Atlético Madrid Sporting Lisbon (POR) FW Have transferred striker for €6.5 Mio plus €1.0 Mio variable. Signs up to 2013.
Michel Sporting Gijón Birmingham (ENG) MF Have sold midfielder for €3.3 Mio plus 10% of any future deal. Joins on 3 year contract.
Portillo Osasuna Hércules FW Have signed ex Real Madrid striker to end of season plus two more to help push for promotion.
Echaide Huesca Osasuna DF Decided to end his loan period early and bring him back as cover for injured Oier.
Licht (ARG) Getafe Racing Avellaneda (ARG) DF Not playing with Michel in charge so agreed terms to leave and return to home country.
Nacho González (ARG) Valencia Levadiakos (GRE) MF Had brief spell at Newcastle last season, and has to move on loan again as not in Emery's plans.
De la Vega Rayo Vallecano Huesca DF No place in team after injury so agrees loan deal to end of season.
Diego Costa (BZL) Valladolid Atlético Madrid FW Already exercised €1 million buy back clause to bring him back to Madrid in summer.
Fuentes (ARG) Villarreal Atlas (MEX) DF Defender agrees terms to leave club and expected to move to Mexico in immediate future.
Maldonado (VEN) Xerez Atlante (MEX) FW Didn't have much success in Spain so ends loan agreement early to return to old club.
Maric (SER) Norwich (ENG) Real Unión FW Ex Celta and Barça B striker leaves England after 6 months and signs to end of season.
Ze Antonio (POR) Racing Santander No club DF Was taking club to court to appeal for free transfer and compensation, but terms agreed out of court.
Pacheco (ARG) Rayo Vallecano Atlético Madrid FW Has asked for loan deal to end early after not winning place in side, but unsure where he will end up.
Dani Betis Betis FW Striker back from injury, and has been given squad number in winter window.
Carpio Alcoyano Elche DF Have signed central defender for next summer, but trying to get him to join before end of January.
Uglessich (ARG) Albacete Olimpia Asunción (PAR) DF Have agreed terms to rescind contract, and will be returning to South America.
Szalai (HUN) Real Madrid Castilla Mainz 05 (GER) FW Striker out of favour with coach Menéndez, and moves on loan with buy out option..
Bogunovic (SER) Partizan Belgrade (SER) Cádiz FW Have signed attacking player on loan with buy out option to try and get out of drop zone.