There’s a report in the Express today that Newcastle are starting to feel confident that Rafa Benitez will stay on Tyneside.
And some of that confidence is reflected in Newcastle reportedly moving after several of their targets.
The Chronicle are reporting today that Newcastle are moving aggressively for Benitez’s top priority transfer targets of the summer.
Rafa Benitez – getting involved in the transfer market
26-year-old Hoffenheim forward Andrej Kramaric is one player who has been identified as a possible target and Rafa also seems interested in also getting his former Liverpool striker – Fernando Torres – to Newcastle this summer.
That will likely depend on what the Spanish striker wants to do with his career.
And there has still been no formal approach for Rafa Benitez from West Ham, and it seems their number one target is former Manchester City manager – Manuel Pellegrini.
And the Express are reporting in the last hour the 64-year-old Chilean has agreed to a three-year deal with the announcement coming in the next couple of days.
The report is that he had a chance to move to Sevilla but that he wanted to return to the Premier League.
So it looks like West Ham now have an excellent experienced manager, who will be able to get the best out of the players they already have.
And we still have Rafa Benitez.