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Despite having lost Rafa Benitez, Newcastle owner Mike Ashley insists that contract talks were under way with the popular Spanish coach. Ashley revealed that he offered a long-term contract to the former Liverpool and Chelsea manager.
Rafa Benitez has had a remarkable career, which started with a firm managerial grounding at Spanish super club Real Madrid, where he was an assistant manager, amongst other coaching roles. The Spaniard would go on to manage Real Valladolid, Osasuna, Extremadura, who he led to promotion, and Valencia, who would win La Liga twice under his leadership. Outside of Spain, he’s led Liverpool to glory in the UEFA Champions League; Chelsea to UEFA Europa League glory; won the Italian Super Cup and Coppa Italia with Napoli; and lifted the Italian Super Cup and the FIFA World Club Cup with Inter Milan.
Newcastle United have wrapped up a deal to sign Hoffenheim striker Joelinton today for a fee of 35 million euros. The German club have decided to cash in on the Brazilian striker and Premier League side Newcastle have agreed a fee and will now discuss personal terms with the striker.
Leicester City have agreed a shock move to sign Newcastle United forward Ayoze Perez for a fee of £30 million. The Spanish forward, 25, has been with the Toon Army since 2014 and played in almost 200 games for the club.
Rafa Benitez has for the first time explained the reasons why he has decided to leave Newcastle United. The popular Spaniard called time on his Toon Army managerial career after a reported disagreement with club owner Mike Ashley.
Newcastle United want to make Nice manager and former Arsenal player Patrick Vieira their new manager. It is understood that the Toon Army have sent a team of negotiators to France to discuss personal terms with Vieira and are confident they can persuade the Frenchman to move back to England.
Newcastle United could be dealt a bitter blow in their pursuit of striker Salomon Rondon, after it had been reported club owner Mike Ashley refused to bankroll a move for the West Brom striker. Rondon has been in excellent form so far this season, helping Newcastle United all but guarantee Premier League survival.
Since Rafa Benitez took charge at Newcastle United, the Toon Army's form has drastically reversed; but with the Spaniard unhappy with lack of transfer activity, will he stay put?
Arsenal have reportedly joined the race for Ajax defender Nicolas Tagliafico - who was interesting Newcastle in the summer. Calciomercato are reporting that the Gunners are keen on a move for the Argentinian left-back, who jetted off to the World Cup in the summer.
Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez is ready to extend his contract with the Toon Army, but only as long as the club's board can provide funds to spend on new players in the January transfer window. The Spanish coach is very popular at St James' Park, and has yet to agree on a fresh contract.
Liverpool's out of favour midfielder Adam Lallana could be on the verge of leaving Anfield in the January transfer window. The England international appears to be a top target for West Ham, who are looking to bolster their attacking options with the signing of a top proven Premier League talent.
Newcastle United and Swansea City have agreed terms on a transfer deal to allow Federico Fernandez to remain in the Premier League for the 2018/19 season. The centre-back has decided to make a move to St James' Park having agreed a £ 3 million transfer deal with the Magpies.
Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend has moved quickly to reject talk of a departure from Selhurst Park this summer. Former club Newcastle United were amongst the teams interested in the player.
Newcastle United have confirmed the signing of Brazilian winger Kenedy from Chelsea on a season-long loan deal. The 22-year-old has rejoined the Magpies after a successful loan stint under Rafael Benitez during the second half of the previous campaign.
Leicester City and Newcastle United will go head to head in the race to sign Crystal Palace winger Andros Townsend. The England international attacker is believed to prefer a move back to his former club, the Toon Army, whom he left after their relegation from the Premier League three years ago.
Rafa Benitez is confident that Newcastle will be able to compete in the upcoming transfer window. This season will be the first time that the window is shortened under new Premier League rules.
Ghanaian international midfielder Mubarak Wakaso has been linked with a transfer to Premier League club Newcastle United. According to a report fro Ghana, the 27-year-old is highly rated by Newcastle scouts and a transfer move will be made for the Deportivo Alaves star this summer.
Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez has discussed his plans for the upcoming summer transfer window. The Toon Army look to have secured their Premier League status for another year; but Benitez is known to be unhappy with their lack of signings in recent times.
Brazilian forward Kenedy has revealed that he would strongly consider a permanent move from Chelsea to his current on loan club Newcastle United. The player has apparently told his agent that he would like to leave Stamford Bridge in search of regular first-team football.
West Ham United is currently a club in turmoil. Battling relegation and in the midst of a huge fan revolt against the owners, the move to the London Stadium with European ambitions has not at all gone to plan. In an attempt to win back the supporters, Hammers bosses are preparing summer signings, with Newcastle United captain Jamaal Lascelles believed to be one of them.