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The transfer window is open again, and clubs have until the end of August to complete their squads for the new season. As ever though, the first job is to get the coaching staff on board, and half a dozen or so of the top flight teams have opted for a change. That includes Barcelona, Tata Martino agreeing to leave after failing to win any titles this season, and Celta’s Luis Enrique returning to the Condal City to take over. Celta themselves have signed old boy Berizzo to replace him, and elsewhere the usual merry-go-round is under way, Caparrós switching from Levante to Granada, Javi Gracia moving from Osasuna to Málaga, and another ex Osasuna boss Mendilibar taking over from Caparrós at Levante.

Elsewhere Espanyol have decided not to offer a new contract to Aguirre, B team coach and local hero Sergio González given the chance to prove himself in the top flight in his place, and there are changes as well in the three relegated sides, ex Murcia manager Julio Velázquez taking over at Betis, Rubi coming in at Valladolid, and Osasuna still to choose between several candidates as a replacement for Gracia.

Luis Enrique will be overseeing a major overhaul in the Nou Camp, with Puyol calling it a day and joining the technical staff, Fàbregas signing for Chelsea, and Víctor Valdés, Xavi and Pinto already announcing that they will be leaving as well (although none of them are clear yet where they are going). Others such as Alexis or Pedro could be on their way too, and replacements are already being lined up, Rakitic agreeing a move from Sevilla, Ter Stegen and Claudio Bravo drafted in to cover the goalkeeping spots, and Deulofeu and Rafinha returning from loan placements.

New blood will also have to be brought in at Atlético Madrid, with David Villa, Diego Costa, Courtois, Tiago, Filipe Luis and Diego Ribas all set to leave, and their neighbours Rayo Vallecano are another of the early movers in the market, with seven new faces already signed. Still a long way to go though before the new season begins, and we will be keeping you informed of all the moves as and when they happen. (23.06.14)

Player (Country) Old club New club Position/Comments
Rayo Vallecano
GK Ex Barça B keeper turns down offer to renew contract at Rayo and agrees move to Almería.
Ximo Navarro Mallorca Almería DF Full back got fed up waiting for Mallorca to renew his contract, so has agreed terms to join Almería.
Therasil Dangda (TAI) Muangthong United (TAI) Almería FW Thailand star player joins on loan to end of season. Had brief spell at Atlético.
Quique González Guadalajara Almería FW Have signed young ex Valladolid forward on 4 year deal. Played in 2B last season.
Julián Sevilla Almería GK Was on loan for last half of season, and have agreed permanent move, with 3 year contract.
Esteban Almería Oviedo GK Veteran keeper will be leaving club to move back to home town.
Brayan Angulo (COL)

Ludogorets (BUL)
DF Couldn't asgree terms to renew, so have sold him on for fee of around €1 Mio.
Viguera Alavés Athletic Bilbao FW Paying €1 Mio for ex Real Sociedad & Nàstic striker, who was top scorer in 2nd divn this season.
Correa (ARG) San Lorenzo (ARG) Atlético Madrid FW Have signed young forward on 5 year contract, fee around €7.5 Mio. May be loaned out at first though?
Moyà Getafe Atlético Madrid GK Have signed experienced keeper on 3 year deal to replace Courtois & Aranzubia. Need one more keeper though.
Siqueira (BZL) Granada / Benfica (POR) Atlético Madrid DF Left back signed on 4 year deal as cover for Filipe Luis (whether he stays or goes). Fee probably around €10 Mio?
David Villa Atlético Madrid New York City (USA) / Melbourne City (AUS) FW Has agreed move to MLS side part owned by Man City, but will play first in Australia.
Courtois (BEL) Atlético Madrid Chelsea (ENG) GK Were negotiating extension to loan deal, but Mourinho bringing him back in retaliation for playing him in CL semis!
Tiago (POR) Atlético Madrid Chelsea (ENG) MF Out of contract in the summer and Mourinho has tempted him back to Chelsea.
Diego Ribas (BZL) Atlético Madrid Fenerbahçe (TKY) MF Preferred to take up big offer from Turkey rather than stay on at the Calderón for another season.
Luis Enrique Celta Barcelona MG Ex Celta & Roma boss returns to Nou Camp to take over from Martino, who agrees to rescind contract.
Rakitic (CRO) Sevilla Barcelona MF got ahead of several teams to sign him. Fee €20 + €3 variable + loan of Denis Suárez.
Ter Stegen (GER) Borussia Moenchengladbach (GER) Barcelona GK Had been following him for some time, and joins to replace Valdés & Pinto, who are both moving on.
Claudio Bravo (CHL) Real Sociedad Barcelona GK Have agreed fee of around €12 Mio and will sign 3 year deal. To be confirmed after World Cup.
Deulofeu / Rafinha (BZL) Everton (ENG) / Celta Barcelona FW / MF Both youngsters will be returning to Luis Enrique's squad after loan periods away.
Fàbregas Barcelona Chelsea (ENG) MF Not really settled since return from Arsenal, and asked club to let him join Mourinho. Fee around €33 Mio.
Víctor Valdés Barcelona Mónaco GK Had signed pre-contract with French league side, but now in doubt due to injury. Will have medical check in July.
Technical staff
DF Announced his retirement before end of seasonand will apparently be joining Zubizarreta's technical team.
Berizzo (ARG) O'Higgins (CHL) Celta MG Returns to old club to take over from Luis Enrique. Successful career in Chile.
Larrivey (ARG) Rayo Vallecano Celta FW Out of contract at Rayo, and turns down offer to renew to take up 3 year contract in Vigo.
Pablo Hernández (CHL) O'Higgins (CHL) Celta MF Not the one who played for Valencia! Recommended by Berizzo, paying around €1.6 Mio for him.
Toquero Athletic Bilbao Eibar FW El Lehendekari will be going back to old club on loan to help them out. More should follow.
Javi Lara Ponferradina Eibar MF Bought out his own contract from Ponfe to be able to join newly promoted side. Signs one year deal with option for one more.
Adrián González Rayo Vallecano Elche MF Michel's son moving on again. Will try his luck at Elche after failing to win 1st team spot at Rayo.
Faycal Fajr (MOR / FRA) Caen (FRA) Elche MF Have signed player to strengthen midfield after several players left. Signed 3 year deal.
Sergio González Espanyol B Espanyol MG Taking a chance replacing Aguirre with B team coach, who was an icon when he played for the club.
Rayo Vallecano
DF Spent last 18 months at Rayo after spell at Hércules. Will join on 4 year contract.
Caparrós Levante Granada MG Turned down offer of renewal and agrees to take over from Alcaráz at Granada.
Larsson (SWE) Valladolid Granada FW Clause in contract made him free agent when relegated, so decides to move on.
Foulquier (FRA) Rennes (FRA) Granada DF Have agreed to pay €2 Mio buy-out clause for flanker after good season on loan.
Babín (FRA) Alcorcón Granada DF Agreed deal 5 months ago, but only made official at end of season. 4 year contract.
Jesús Real Madrid Granada GK Out of contract as Madrid's 3rd keeper, and decided it was time to get playing time elsewhere.
Mendilibar No club Levante MG Unable to tie up Caparrós for another season, so agree one year contract with ex Osasuna coach.
Gavilán Getafe Levante MF Ex Valencia midfielder out of contract and returns to home town to join the "veterans team"!
Sergio Pinto (POR) Levante Fortuna Düsseldorf (GER) MF Didn't play much since joining last summer, so agrees to rescind contract and return to Germany.
Javi Gracia Osasuna Málaga MG Schuster didn't get them in top 10 so contract ends. Gracía takes over after failing to prevent Osasuna from going down.
Boka (IVC) / Rosales (VEN)
Stuttgart (GER) / Twente (HOL)
DF Both defenders out of contract in summer, and agreed terms with them back in April.
Manucho (ANG) Valladolid Rayo Vallecano FW Ex Man Utd striker signs 3 year deal after leaving relegated side.
Amaya Betis Rayo Vallecano DF Poaching players from relegated sides! Ex Wigan defender returns to old club from Betis.
Boateng (GHA) Fulham (ENG) Rayo Vallecano MF Ghana international returns to Spain after spell at Fulham, another team going down! Was previously at Getafe.
Morcillo Recreativo Rayo Vallecano DF Got ahead of Depor and Levante to sign defender, who is out of contract.
Quini Real Madrid Castilla Rayo Vallecano DF Have signed young full back to replace Arbilla, and will be moving across town on free transfer.
Jozabed Jaén Rayo Vallecano MF Young ex Sevilla midfielder will get his chance in the first division after signing at Rayo.
Diego Aguirre Toledo Rayo Vallecano MF Tried to sign left winger 2 years ago, and have tied him up now out of contract.
Gálvez Rayo Vallecano Werder Bremen (GER) DF Agreed a few months ago that he would take up offer to play in Germany, and deal now official.
Aleix Vidal Almería Sevilla MF Have signed attacking midfielder on 3 year deal. Reported fee around €3 Mio.
Denis Suárez
Barcelona B
MF Spanish youth international moves on 2 year loan with buy out option as part of Rakitic deal.
De Paul (ARG) Racing Avellaneda (ARG) Valencia FW Have signed 19 year old forward for fee of around US$ 6.5 Mio, and joins on 5 year deal.
Senderos (SWI) / Keita (MAL) Valencia Aston Villa (ENG) / Roma (ITA) DF / MF Both arrived last winter, but down down offers to stay to take up new challenges.
Pabón (COL) Valencia /Sao Paulo (BZL) Monterrey (MEX) FW Will be returning to old club after unsuccessful spell at Betis & Valencia. Loan deal with Sao Paulo ended early.
Julio Velázquez Murcia Betis MG Finally opted for 32 year old Murcia coach to take over from Calderón. Signs for one year, with option of another if they go up.
Rubí Barcelona technical staff Valladolid MG Ex Girona coach replaces Martínez on 2 year deal. Spent last year as member of Barça technical team.
Dani Hernández (VEN / SPA) Asteras Tripolis (GRE) Valladolid GK 2 year loan period ended early, and will probably be staying at club next season.
Javi Guerra Valladolid Cardiff (WAL) FW Striker had already agreed to move to Wales before club relegated.