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Approaching the end January transfer deadline, and although things are starting to warm up, the market is nowhere near as active as in previous years. Zaragoza are the only club to make significant changes, new coach José Aurelio Gay cleaning out Ayala, López Vallejo, Songo'o and Braulio to make way for new faces. Many will be sad to see Van "the man" Nistelrooy leave the Bernabeu for Hamburg after deciding that he would otherwise have to watch the World Cup from his couch, but Real Madrid fans can at least be pleased that they have tied up one of the most promising youngsters in Spain, Sergio Canales (albeit that he will stay on loan at Racing for a year or so). Clubs have five days to snap up the last minute "bargain-basement" buys, so keep your eyes peeled to our pages for the latest news. (26.01.10)

Player (Country) Current club New club Position/Comments
Van Nistelrooy (HOL) Real Madrid Hamburg (GER) FW Letting him go so he can push for World Cup place, as not much chance of regular football in Bernabeu.
Canales Racing Santander Real Madrid MF Have tied up 18 year old sensation for around €5 Mio, but will be loaned back to Racing for a year or so.
Salvio (ARG) Lanús (ARG) Atlético Madrid MF Medical check went ok and agrees terms for five year deal.
Cléber Santana (BZL) Atlético Madrid Sao Paulo (BZL) MF Had to move on to free up non-EU spot for Salvio. Transferred even though renewed contract recently.
Colunga / Braulio Recreativo Zaragoza FW Loan swap of unsettled strikers to end of season.
López Vallejo Zaragoza Levadiakos (GRE) GK Keeper agrees terms to rescind contract, and takes up offer from Greece.
Ayala (ARG) Zaragoza No club DF Veteran defender has agreed to leave club, and is reportedly looking for new home.
Songo'o (CAM / FRA) Zaragoza Real Sociedad MF Young midfielder not in Gay's plans, so loan deal agreed to end of season, with buy out option at end.
Jonathan Pereira Villarreal Betis FW Hasn't been able to make a space in side after returning from loan, so agrees moves for €3.4 Mio. Signs to June 2014.
Marco Rubén (ARG) Villarreal B Wigan (ENG) FW Ex Recre striker has agreed to join Roberto Martínez's Wigan for reported fee of around €4 Mio. Still pending final details.
Signorino (FRA) Getafe Cartagena DF Left back just returned from injury, and agrees loan deal to try and get back in form.
Asier Valladolid Numancia MF No luck on his return to Valladolid, so agrees to move on. Signs deal for rest of season plus two more.
Andreu Sporting Gijón Polonia Warsaw (POL) MF Coach José Maria Bakero signs fellow countryman on 18 month deal.
Papadopoulos (GRE) Dynamo Zagreb (CRO) Celta FW Have signed ex Panathinakos striker, subject to agrrement with Dynamo.
Fajardo (URU) No club Albacete DF Ex Elche and Celta left back returns to second division after 6 months lay-off.
Danilo Gerlo (ARG) River Plate (ARG) Real Unión DF Central defender moves to Spain for first time after leaving River in the summer.
Neru Alavés Huesca DF Ex Racing and Sporting defender joins to end of season to add experience to back four.
Tébar Real Madrid Castilla Girona MF Have signed young midfielder on loan to end of season, and have given shirt number to Calle and Oscar Alvarez.