Interesting claims on Monday afternoon that Rafa Benitez is still expecting to bring in five more Newcastle signings this month.
The first of those looks certain to be Stoke City striker Joselu, with widespread reports that he is already on Tyneside for his medical, with a £5m fee said to be agreed.
Also in the very near future, Chelsea’s 21 year old Brazilian Kenedy is also expected to be brought in on loan, with The Telegraph reporting that Rafa Benitez has now spoken to the player.
He can play left-back as well as wing-back & winger on that side of the pitch and with Paul Dummett out for at least the next few weeks after yesterday’s injury, that loan deal is set to happen sooner rather than later.
The Telegraph say that their information is that as well as those two players set to come in, Rafa Benitez has another three Newcastle signings he is set to make.
The newspaper reports that Rafa is desperate to strengthen the goalkeeping position, as well as left-back, striker and centre of defence.
They name Michal Pazdan as a player who is also interesting Newcastle United.
The experienced defender has 26 full caps and turns 30 in September – but is available for around £3m.
The centre-back has played all of his club football in Poland and currently plays for Legia Warsaw, having also played 23 times in Europe (Champions League and Europa League) these past two seasons.