Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We haven't made any offers

Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez: We haven't made any offers

But Newcastle boss Benitez this afternoon insisted he won't be selling any of his first teamers during this month's transfer window.

He added: "They have a new manager".

"We can not sell players that are playing because we would need to replace them with better players and in January, it takes a lot of money to convince them to come here".

Benitez said: "No, we're still working".

"If someone would come in and could buy, then we would have extra money to go into the market but we don't want to sell anyone who has value for our team".

"But the others? We can not sell them because the others are already playing".

"I'm still confident we will do what we have to do but I have to just concentrate on the games".

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Benitez would also like to sign a left-back and centre-forward this month, with Liverpool's Danny Ings still a live option in the latter position.

"As soon as I found out Newcastle were interested, there was only one place to go, but obviously I don't want to see them go down, because I want to play against them and I have mates in their team", said Shelvey, signed in January 2016 for £12million. But we are working on a list of players and we have some names.

Newcastle's manager has outlined his ideas to owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley - and he's still waiting for the club to move on his targets. "We will try to do our best until the last day and believe we will do what we have to do".

"I think it is important we don't lose the game but still have the mentality we have to get three points".

As things stand, Ashley remains the sole source of transfer capital, but while the Sports Direct boss appears determined to keep his cheque book in his pocket, Benitez denies that the ongoing uncertainty regarding a possible takeover is having an adverse effect on the day-to-day running of the club.

Ashley - who had hoped to sell the club by Christmas - yesterday returned from holiday. For me, it is obvious.

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