Rafa Benitez is ramping up the training at Newcastle and here are some of the training photos from Wednesday.
The latest news on the transfer front is that Jesus Gamez, a 31 year-old highly rated full back at Atletico Madrid turned down some Premier League clubs and is almost certain to sign for Newcastle.
He is expected to be Tyneside on Thursday to sign for the Magpies.
The fee should be around £5M with Jesus having just one year left on his contract and it looks like he will be a great signing for us – a very good and reliable defensive full-back.
Rafa Benitez directing operations
Kevin Mbabu and Florian Thauvin watched by Rafa
Karl Darlow sharpening up in training
Siem de Jong with the ball – others want it?
Jonjo Shelvey talking to a smiling Rafa Benitez
Aleksander Mitrovic having a cheeky word with Siem de Jong
Matz Sels on the ground in training routine
Assistant coach Antonio Gomes Perez
Newcastle assistant manager Mikel Antia
Newcastle Fitness coach Francsco de Miguel Moreno
An almost smiling Ian Cathro – assistant coach