Santos pulls out of race for Veron, Guerron
Brazil's most storied club, Santos, denied claims it could sign Argentine midfielder Juan Sebastian Veron and Ecuadorian winger Joffre Guerron after reports it was in negotiations with both players.
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Guerron, who belongs to Spain's Getafe, recently told the press he wants to part ways with the club. The speedy winger, who lifted the Copa Libertadores last summer with Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito, hasn't adapted well to Spanish soccer.
Apparently Santos hasn't been in direct negotiations with Guerron; instead the case has been looked at by the player's agent and a business association dedicated to player transfers.
Santos is after a high-profile signing, and although it is unlikely to be Veron or Guerron, it is keen on a foreigner, particularly one from Argentina. River Plate legend Ariel Ortega is a more realistic possibility.