Newcastle interested in signing Chelsea duo


"I think I've come on leaps and bounds in that aspect, how to deal with things differently; he pulls me aside and says you can't always be this way, you've got to adapt to different people's personalities - he's worked with Steven Gerrard, Cristiano Ronaldo and John Terry".

Chelsea will play against Manchester United in the FA Cup Final later this month.

"Speaking after the Magpies' stunning 3-0 win over Chelsea at St James' Park on Sunday, and quoted in the Daily Mail, Ashley said: "'I would like to thank Rafa Benitez for his magnificent achievement this season.

Does Benitez deserve the manager of the season award? When I made a decision to go to Newcastle and stay there, even in the Championship, it was also because of my family. "The club have got to keep him happy".

And the winger, on a half-season loan from Chelsea, said goodbye to United fans after the game through a message on his Instagram account. "We have a couple of players on loan who are leaving (Kenedy and Islam Slimani), and a couple of players who have finished their contract too (Jesus Gamez and Massadio Haidara)". St James' Park has seen the last of Brazilian star Kenedy who, after joining on loan from Chelsea in January, can not feature against his parent club, but the Magpies will be desperately hoping he will don the black and white shirt again in the future. He's expected to return from a knee injury at the start of June. The team looked replenished back then.

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Newcastle were the better side against Tottenham and should really have taken something from the game.

The reasons behind Blind's diminishing role at the club is unknown, but there is no doubt that the left-footed enforcer would be a brilliant option for most Premier League clubs.

He's extraordinarily reluctant to repeat final summer season's bewildering switch marketing campaign which noticed the membership miss out on all of Benitez's precedence targets. They fell below expectations against Huddersfield, but will likely reinstate Eden Hazard and Olivier Giroud to the starting lineup.

Benitez's representatives have held a number of discussions with Newcastle's managing director, Lee Charnley, and those talks are set to continue this week.