Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez says he is confident club owner Mike Ashley will deliver on targets in the January transfer window…
“We have to do things as quick as possible. I have the belief and confidence that Mike Ashley, by January 15 to 20, will have everything done. I have confidence that he will do it.
“In terms of the transfer window we don’t have any agreement with anyone. At the moment we are progressing trying to be closer but I don’t know the budget that I have.
“In terms of names in the press, some of them are impossible for us, so the reality is that we have to understand that we have to keep focused on football.
“The scout’s department are working on names and I have had conversations with Lee [Charnley] and we know we are trying to do things, but it’s still nothing finished.”
Despite Newcastle’s run of form, Benitez is hopeful the team will soon turn their fortunes around but admits the results have been concerning.
“We were doing well, but maybe this was our problem that maybe we were doing so well that everybody was expecting that we could be at the top of the table, more or less,” Benitez said.