Independiente’s Medel deal collapses; River close in on Fabbiani

Gary Medel isn't coming to Buenos Aires after all, in spite of last week's expectations. Universidad Católica, the player's Chilean club, have rejected Independiente's terms on the deal which had been announced last week to bring one of South America's most exiciting young midfielders to the Primera A. Meanwhile, River are close to a deal... Continue Reading →

Some ins and outs

With the season having started, it's been a little while since we made mention of the transfer market, but there are a few deals being talked about at present which merit mention. Prior to this weekend's clásico with River Plate, San Lorenzo welcome a new arrival on a year-long loan, Santiago Solari, having beaten several... Continue Reading →

Unbridled optimism

In the midst of the gloom of a terrible start to the season, Racing have heard some positive talking this week. On Monday, new signing Javier Cámpora arrived from Mexico, amid hopes from the fans that he could be the team's saviour, and got straight down to talking up their chances. 'My dream is to... Continue Reading →

Migliore moves to Racing

Racing showed on the opening day of the Apertura that they've still got some improving to do in certain areas if they're not going to have a repeat of last season's desperate struggle against relegation. On Tuesday, a step forward was taken with the unveiling of Boca Juniors' Pablo Migliore on loan, to provide more... Continue Reading →

Salcedo to River

One of the winter's longest-running transfer sagas has finally come to an end on Friday with the news that the apple of Diego Simeone's eye, Newell's Old Boys' Paraguayan striker Santiago Salcedo, has left Rosario to join River Plate. The champions have been ceded Salcedo's registration by Fernando Hidalgo and Eduardo López, a pair of businessmen who've just... Continue Reading →

A leopard never changes its spots

So the saying goes, and so it's proven this weekend. Germán Denis has moved clubs and continents, joining Ezequiel Lavezzi at Napoli, and is scoring as freely as ever in pre-season for his new side. He got a hat-trick in his first appearance (as did Lavezzi last year, funnily enough) and scored again on Sunday... Continue Reading →

2008 Winter transfers

A quick note to let you know that during the 2008 winter break (that's summer for our northern hemisphere readers!), the page formerly known as 'squad lists' has been renamed 'transfers', and will contain a list, updated as frequently and accurately as I can manage (but please bear with me) of all the ins and... Continue Reading →

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