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Mourinho is starting to shape his side, and with Maicon too expensive even for Real Madrid, he has decided to bring an old friend Carvalho to stregthen his defence. The cheque book is still open though, and with Kaká and now Garay likely to be out for several months, more signings could be made in the next few days. Özil is the current favourite, but if he plays for Werder Bremen in next Wednesday's Champions League qualifier the interest will wane. Barcelona have also been reportedly sniffing around the German international (if only to push the price up for Madrid!), but if they go for anyone to complete a relatively small squad, it is more likely they will move for Liverpool's Mascherano. Guardiola prefers to count on his youngsters to make up the numbers, but if he relies to heavily on them he could weaken his B team, who this season are playing in the second division.

Elsewhere Atlético Madrid have finally agreed terms with Juventus for a second loan of Tiago, and Sevilla have signed the little-known Cigarini from Italy. They have a reputation for spotting great talent though, and if Luis Fabiano goes e.g. to Marseille (who are making a big bid for him), they already have replacements lined up. It remains to be seen however whether Málaga's new owners have the same eye for undiscovered stars - they have spent quite a bit of money on players who are unknown in Spain, and are letting go of many of the squad who saved them from relegation last year. Only time will tell if they have got it right! (15.08.10)

Player (Country) Current club New club Position/Comments
Carvalho (POR) Chelsea (ENG) Real Madrid DF Mou gets his man! Carvalho rejoins old coach for reported €8 Mio fee, deal for 2 years with option of a third.
Tiago (POR) Juventus (ITA) Atlético Madrid MF Has taken a long time, but have finally tied up new loan period after all sides gave ground.
Cigarini (ITA) Napoli (ITA) Sevilla MF Signs on loan with buy out option, but signing delayed by a few days due to virus infection.
Colunga / Kepa Recreativo / Getafe Getafe / Recreativo FW Getafe have signed ex Zaragoza striker for €2.5 Mio plus Kepa, who moves the other way.
Valdo Espanyol / Málaga Levante MF No room for him again after returning from loan, so agrees to rescind contract and move on.
Munúa (URU) Málaga Levante GK Contract not renewed at Málaga even though contributed to their salvation, so takes up offer from Levante.
Sebastian Fernández (URU / ESP) Banfield (ARG) Málaga FW World Cup player joins South coast team. Striker has signed four year contract.
Galatto (BZL / ITA) Litex Lovech (BUL) Málaga GK Was on loan in Bulgaria from Atletico Paranaense last season. Joins on three year contract to replace Munúa.
Quincy (GHA / HOL) Al-Sadd (QTR) Málaga MF Ex Celta World Cup player is on trial for next 20 days.
Pulhac (ROM) Dynamo Bucharest Hércules DF Left back joins for one year, reportedly on loan with 3 year buy out terms.
Nahuelpan (ARG) Coritiba (BZL) Racing Santander FW Have signed striker on four year contract to strengthen attack.
Bertolo (ARG) Palermo (ITA) Zaragoza MF Joins on one year loan, with €6 Mio buy out clause for a further four seasons.
Díaz De Cerio Athletic Bilbao Córdoba FW Way blocked by Llorente, Toquero, Muniain and Co., so agrees loan move to get playing time.
Maldonado Sporting Gijón Cartagena MF Has to move on again to make room for new signings. Agrees to rescind contract, and signs for two years with new club.
Cabrera (URU) Atlético Madrid Recreativo DF Young left back has to move on to free up non-EU place. Ibra could move too, but currently asking too much.
Marcos Márquez Las Palmas Salamanca FW Prolific striker out of contract at Las Palmas and agrees three year deal. Miguel García moves same way.
Perone (BZL) Tombense / Mirassol (BZL) Xerez DF Exotic signing for Xerez. Young defender has EU passport, and joins on loan.
Despotovic (SER) Murcia / Salamanca Girona FW Star signing for Catalans. No place at relegated Murcia after returning from loan.
Tam Nsaliwa (MLW / GER) AEK Athens (GRE) / Lilleström (NOR) Betis MF Signed midfielder to replace injured Arzu. Joins on free transfer for three years.
Alex Barcelona B Zaragoza GK Spanish under 19 keeper moves on, although Barça keep buy back option for next 4 years. Will probably start in B team.
Jorquera Girona retiring GK Ex Barça keeper only 31, but retiring to go in to family business. Have signed Santamaría from Las Palmas to replace him.
Quiroga (ARG) Gimnasia y Esgrima (ARG) Las Palmas FW Move to Córdoba called off in the end, so joins Canary Islanders on two year loan.
Melli Betis Tenerife DF Another one leaving the sinking ship? Agrees to rescind contract, and will be moving to Canary Isles.
Felipe Ramos Real Madrid B Deportivo GK Have signed youth international keeper from Castilla, although likely to play in B team at first.
Tena / Perera Elche / Rayo Rayo / Elche DF / FW Swap deal called off in the end after Tena fell out with Elche management and Perera asked for two year loan contract.