Racing line up triple swoop
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Racing Santander are close to announcing a trio of signings.Racing Santander are close to announcing a trio of signings.
The Cantabrian outfit look set to complete a double loan raid on Valencia for Libero Parri (pictured) and Pedro Lopez, while a permanent move for Real Valladolid's Bolivian international Juan Manuel Pena is also close to completion.
Talks with Valencia are at an advanced stage and a deal for Parri and Lopez looks likely to be finalised in the very near future.
Parri has spent the last two seasons out on loan - last term at Albacete - and both he and Lopez have been informed by Che boss Claudio Ranieri that they do not feature in his first-team plans.
Racing boss Lucas Alcaraz is hopeful of having the duo available for this weekend's opening game of the new Primera season at home to Barcelona.
A deal for Pena is also close, but the player's personal terms are proving a stumbling block.
Valladolid are keen to offload the defender following relegation from La Primera as he is amongst the highest earners at the club, but the player has yet to concur on a contract with Racing.
Another target for Santander is Atletico Madrid's teenage forward Javier Arizmendi who has been told he can go out on a season-long loan to garner experience.