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Guadalajara declare deal close for Man City's Castillo

Guadalajara say they're close to signing Manchester City attacker Nery Castillo.

"We have talked to Nery's agent (Juan Carlos Padilla) and we reached an agreement, so he will be the person to make negotiations easy to get the international documents soon," Guadalajara vice-president Nestor de la Torre told mediotiempo.com.

"The vice-president is very happy with this possibility. Nery can help us in both championships. He is a player who can play both championships."

De la Torre confirmed, if Castillo does sign for Guadalajara, the board will try to convince Mexico coach Sven-Goran Eriksson not to include him in the squad to play the World Cup qualifier against Honduras on November 19, as Guadalajara are playing the second leg of their Copa Sudamericana semi-final against Internacional of Brazil the same day.

"We will talk about this problem, but we are aware of the possibilities," De la Torre added.

This is the third attempt Guadalajara have made to sign Castillo, who has made only four starts for City since joining them in January.

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