Could David Luiz finally reunite with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?

Could David Luiz finally reunite with Rafa Benitez at Newcastle?

Another player Newcastle are hopeful of tying up a deal for is Chelsea winger Kenedy, who also impressed during his half-season loan spell.

Newcastle ended the season in 10th place after a commanding 3-0 defeat of deposed champions Chelsea on the final day. They are incredible. At first when I came, OK, but when I saw the game against Leicester, it was something wonderful, and here against Arsenal as well. I think we have to do something more to make sure the group is stronger and more competitive.

"And the fans, the atmosphere here is togetherness, the relationship, the players they care, the manager, the staff, working together trying to achieve what we want to achieve". "We have to have the confidence in our team to be able to go anywhere thinking that we can win".

Benitez may therefore shop around in the Premier League for players who are set to leave their clubs this summer, and there looks to be a golden opportunity to bring in an worldwide defender on the cheap.

"The fans, they have ambitions, we have ambitions". Newcastle fans will be concerned with the lack of concrete progress and the fact that Mike Ashley looks as far away from selling the club as he ever has, but Benitez will be focussing on Sunday and nothing else.

Ashley has echoed his previous support of the former Liverpool boss and his stance when it comes to investment.

"I want to stay here after the summer, so I need to be focused, but I don't think this is the time to speak about it", he said with several games of the Premier League season left to play."I've enjoyed every game we've played".

Rafael Benitez is hoping skipper Jamaal Lascelles stays at Newcastle next season amid claims that Chelsea are leading a pack of potential suitors who are willing to pay £30million for him.

"On many occasions throughout the season, they have been described as a Championship side, which I personally consider to be derogatory".

"I hope very much that Rafa will remain at Newcastle United".