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Cuesta in talks with CSC

Iñigo Cuesta (Saunier Duval-Prodir) is in contract negotiations with Team CSC, as press officer Brain Nygaard confirmed to Cyclingnews. But contrary to other reports, no final agreement has yet been reached between the Danish squad directed by Bjarne Riis and the 36 year-old Spaniard.

"It's true, we're negotiating with him, but nothing's certain yet," Nygaard said. "There are still two or three places to fill for our 2006 roster, and we're talking to several riders, but there is nothing official. We still have time!"

Moreni to Cofidis?

Former Italian champion Cristian Moreni (Quick.Step) is rumoured to have signed a deal with French team Cofidis after his commitment with the non-existent team of Giancarlo Ferretti vanished. Various media have indicated that a one-year contract has been inked but Italian sources have refuted this, reporting that only contacts have been established. Moreni, 32, is said to be positive about the deal but contract negotiations are still under way.

Meanwhile, another one of Ferretti's sponsorless signings, Ukrainian Sergey Matveyev might stay with his current squad Ceramica Panaria-Navigare, for whom he has raced for the last five years.

Camaño extends with Euskaltel

Iker Camaño has extended his contract with his current team Euskaltel-Euskadi, according to Spanish Marca. Camaño, who started out as a pro with Phonak in 2002, will be entering his third year with the Basque squad next season. The 26 year-old achieved good results in Paris-Nice and the Deutschland Tour this year, although a victory has yet to be achieved.

Team Euskaltel has also confirmed the one-year contract extensions of David López, Antton Luengo and Gorka Verdugo.

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