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The usual late flurry of activity at the end of the January transfer window, with over 30 players changing clubs in the last two days. Valencia were the most active of those, competing the signings of Keita, Araújo and Senderos to add to that of Vargas, and finding homes for Banega, Canales, Guardado, Postiga and Pabón. No movements at all for Barcelona and Real Madrid, although Atlético have finally been able to bring back Diego from Wolfsburg, letting Oliver Torres and Guilavogui go out on loan to Villarreal and Saint Etienne respectively. Rayo Vallecano, Levante and Málaga have also strengthened their squads in the last few days, and in the second division Deportivo and Mallorca have made important new signings. For details of all of those and more please see below. (01.02.14)

Colour coding: Green - deals ostensibly completed, but still not closed, or player on trial; Blue - deals closed now, but will take place at a later date; Red - deals closed but subsequently cancelled.

Player (Country) Old club New club Position/Comments
Banega (ARG)
Newell's Old Boys (ARG)
MF Move to Atlético thwarted by signing of Diego, so has agreed last minute loan back to Argentina.
Jeffren Sporting Lisbon (POR) Valladolid MF Ex Barcelona midfielder returns to Spain. No further details available at the moment.
Gomis (FRA) Levante Nantes (FRA) MF Has hardly featured since joining in the summer, so agrees to rescind contract and return to France.
Senderos (SWI)
Fulham (ENG)
DF Not sure whether Otamendi deal can be completed, so have signed Swiss defender as plan B. Ricardo Costa may leave?
Joan Román Barcelona B Villarreal FW Young forward had spell at Man City, and has been loaned out to Villarreal to replace Hernán Pérez.
Camara (GUI) Sochaux (FRA) Mallorca MF Have signed Guinean international left winger on loan until the end of the season.
Otamendi (ARG) Porto (POR) Valencia DF Pizzi almost got ahead of many big clubs to bring international defender to Mestalla, but couldn't agree loan deal on time.
Welliton (BZL) Spartak Moscow (RUS) / Sao Paulo (BZL) Celta FW Gave up waiting for Israel's Damari, and have taken Brazilian striker on loan until summer.
Oliver Torres
Atlético Madrid
MF Youth international midfielder expected to play even less now Diego signed, and will therefore be loaned on to end of season.
Diego (BZL / ITA)
Wolfsburg (GER)
Atlético Madrid
MF Will be returning to Atleti at last! Loan deal until summer, and then will be free agent.
Guilavogui (FRA) Atlético Madrid Sant Etienne (FRA) MF Concerned about his place in World Cup squad, and have accepted his request to move back to France on loan.
Araújo (BZL) Cruzeiro (BZL) Valencia FW Have signed the striker Pizzi wanted to replace Postiga! Paid €3.5 Mio for 50% of his rights.
Yakovenko (UKR) Fiorentina (ITA) Málaga MF Fourth signing this winter for Schuster! Joins on loan to end of season, but no buy out option.
Víctor Casadesús Mallorca Levante FW Has agreed to leave Mallorca, and signs 30 month contract at Levante. No indication if transfer fee involved or not.
Mohamed Sissoko (FRA) No club Levante MF Had no luck at Valladolid, but decides to take up 6 month contract at Levante instead.
Thievy (CAM / FRA) Espanyol West Bromwich Albion (ENG)
FW Espanyol were holding out for €2 Mio, and Pep Mel has signing him ahead of Málaga and others. Loan deal though.
Andersen (DEN) Betis Go Ahead Eagles (HOL) GK Drew the short straw to make room for Adán. Didn't have time to sell him, so moves to Holland on loan deal.
Hernán Pérez (PAR) Villarreal Olympiacos (GRE) MF Has agreed to join Michel in Greece, replacing Weiss, who moves on. Reported fee of around €2 Mio.
Iñigo Pérez
Athletic Bilbao
MF Loan period ended early as he is suffering from stress, and will be returning to San Mamés.
Iriney (BZL) Granada / Watford (ENG) Mallorca MF Another deal involving the Granada constellation! Loan at Watford ended early to lend him on to islanders.
Sammir (CRO) Dinamo Zagreb (CRO) Getafe MF Had agreed terms to sign in summer, but in the end he has rescinded contract and will be joining with immediate effect.
Stevanovic (BOS) Sevilla / Elche Alavés MF Returned to Sevilla after unsuccessful loan deal, and will try his luck in 2nd division on loan again.
Rudy (POR) Deportivo Os Belenenses (POR) FW Someone had to go to make room for new signings. Has agreed to return to Portugal.
Juanjo Ponferradina Tenerife FW Ex Racing forward leaves Ponfe to take up offer from Canary Islanders, his 8th team to date.
Marc Martínez Elche B Deportivo GK Returns to old club as cover during a couple of months for injured Lux. Will then go on to Depor B.
Gálvez Rayo Vallecano Werder Bremen (GER) DF Defender has announced he will be moving to German club when contract ends in summer.
Pau Cendros KAA Gent (BEL) Alcorcón DF Ex Mallorca full back will be returning to Spain after 2 years in Belgium to replace Nagore.
Keita (MAL)
Dalian Aerbin (CHN)
Valencia MF Ex Sevilla & Barça midfielder turned down other others to return to La Liga. Signs for 6 months, with option of one season more.
Canales Valencia Real Sociedad
MF Asked to leave after not featuring much, and have agreed transfer to Basque side for fee of around €3.5 Mio. Signs 4 year deal.
Guardado (MEX) Valencia Bayer Leverkusen (GER) MF Mexican flanker moves on loan to Germany to end of season, with buy out option at end of contract.
Postiga (POR) Valencia Lazio (ITA) FW Arrival of Vargas means he will play even less, so has agreed to loan move to end of season.
David Rodriguez Celta Brighton (ENG) FW Striker has agreed terms to rescind contract, and will be joining Oscar García's side in Championship.
Bellvis Celta Ponferradina DF Another who was not in Luis Enrique's plans. Agrees to end contract 6 months earlier, and expected to move to Ponferradina.
Lell (GER) Levante No club DF German full back has agreed terms to leave club, but not sure yet where he will go.
Nong (CAM) Levante Recreativo FW Young striker still has over two years to go on contract, but agrees to 6 month loan to gain experience.
Sanabria (PAR) Barcelona B Sassuolo (ITA) FW 17 year old striker had agreed move to Roma with loan back to Sassuolo, but FIFA rules didn't allow it, so sold directly for €4.5 Mio + variables.
Borja López Mónaco (FRA) Rayo Vallecano DF Young ex Sporting central defender returns to Spain on loan to get playing time.
Longo (ITA) Inter Milan / Hellas Verona (ITA) Rayo Vallecano FW Had period on loan at Espanyol last year, and Rayo got ahead of Levante for new 6 month loan deal.
Rescaldani (ARG)
Vélez Sarsfield (ARG)
FW Paid €350,000 to take striker to end of season, with €0.7 Mio option to extend contract for four more years.
N'Diaye (FRA) Sunderland (ENG) / Eskisehirspor (TKY) Betis MF Loan period to Turkey ended early for family reasons, and joins Betis to end of season as cover for injured Xavi Torres.
Ibrahim Sissoko (IVC) Wolfsburg (GER) / Saint Etienne (FRA) Deportivo MF Has taken some time, but finally agreed to end loan in France early and join Depor on new loan deal.
Lopo Getafe Deportivo DF Agrees to rescind contract at Getafe and returns to old club to replace Kaká, who left. 5th signing this winter for Depor!
Sergio Tejera Espanyol Alavés MF Aguirre has hardly given ex Chelsea & Mallorca midfielder a chance, so reluctantly agrees new loan deal to Alavés.
Alcatraz García (COL) Valladolid No club DF Alcatraz released early (must be a funnier line there somewhere)! Rescinds contract to return home. Next to leave Ebert & Osorio?
Echaide Osasuna Hércules DF Hasn't been able to win first team place after retruning from loan to Huesca, so agrees to move out again until the summer.
Gato Silva (CHL) Osasuna Guangzhou (CHN) MF Reported to be paying €2 Mio to take "the cat" to China, a boost for club's depleted funds, but a key man to lose.
Yebda (ALG) Granada Udinese (ITA) MF Reported to be returning to Italy to get more playing time, although will probably be loaned on somewhere
Edgar Almería / Jaén Tenerife MF Loan to Jaén ended early, and moves to home town club on another loan to end of season.
Dani Sotres Racing Santander Recreativo GK Yet another to leave the sinking ship! Spain's U21 keeper moves to 2nd division side. Rubén loaned to Huesca to make room.
Mamadou Koné (IVC) Racing Santander Osasuna FW Rumours that he had signed already, but young striker said he will stick with his colleagues and hold out to summer, when he will move to Pamplona.
Spas Delev (BUL) Las Palmas No club FW Striker signed two year deal last summer, but has agreed to rescind contract as not in coach's plans. No news yet as to where he will go.
MF Contract runs out this summer, and agrees to take up offer of move to islands as has not played much since helping Elche win promotion last year.
Gunino (URU) CA Fénix (URU) Córdoba DF Went back to home country last summer after loan spell at Almería, but returns to Spain on another loan deal this winter.
Sutil /
Sabadell /
Jaén FW Jaén pick up two rejects to strengthen their attack, the former after rescinding contract, and the latter on loan.
Aragoneses Tenerife Cádiz GK Veteran keeper decided to leave after losing his place to Roberto, and has agreed to join 2B club to end of season.
Antonio Adán
Cagliari (ITA)
GK Ex Madrid keeper moved recently to Italy, but has asked to be released to sign for Betis. Who will leave to make room?
Pabón (COL) Valencia Sao Paulo (BZL) FW Has hardly played since joining in the summer, and have agreed 18 month loan for him at Brazilian club.
Amrabat (MOR / HOL) Galatasaray (TKY) Málaga FW Have signed striker on loan with buy out deal, although deal still to be offcially confirmed.
Garry Mendes Rodrigues (CVE / HOL) Levski Sofia (BUL) Elche MF Have signed Cape Verde international. Some confusion over playing name & length of contract? Loan deal with option for 4 year buy-out?
Nwankwo Obiora (NIG) Cluj (ROM) Córdoba MF Have signed Nigerian international, but no further details as yet. Did have a brief spell at Murcia 3 years ago.
Babín (FRA) Alcorcón Granada DF Has apparently agreed terms to join Granada at the end of the season.
Casado Rayo Vallecano Málaga DF Left back was let go by Rayo after picking up serious injury last spring, but agreed terms to join Málaga a few weeks ago.