Newcastle have moved to ease Rafa Benitez fears over the club’s transfer policy so far this summer.
Benitez has grown frustrated with the lack of activity as he prepares for life back in the Premier League.
Reports this weekend claimed Benitez could walk away from St James’ Park after becoming disillusioned over the failing recruitment drive.
Newcastle have signed Christian Atsu from Chelsea but are yet to add anyone else.
But Benitez has been assured that owner Mike Ashley’s promise of “every last penny” the club generates from promotion and player sales to invest in the squad remains intact.
Having seen his hand strengthened by the departure of chief scout Graham Carr last week, Benitez is now hoping for decisive action with several of his targets having already fallen by the wayside.
Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham’s decision to opt for Swansea rather than Tyneside came as a blow, although it has been reported that the London club was unwilling to allow the 19-year-old to join Newcastle.
Goalkeeper Willy Caballero appears set to join Chelsea, while a deal for Eibar defender Florian Lejeune remains on the table, but still some way from completion.