Newcastle want to take Everton striker Sandro Ramirez on loan, according to a report.
The Daily Mail claim in their transfer blog (14.05) that Benitez will sanction a move for the 22-year-old forward.
He is willing to pay a loan fee of £2million and would pay the forward’s £100k-a-week wages in full.
Sandro has already had interest from Sevilla and Real Betis, and it’s claimed that Sam Allardyce is loathe to lose him.
This follows on from a previous report in the The Daily Star that claimed Real Betis had a loan move turned down.
Ramirez has yet to score in the Premier League after eight Everton appearances.
Football Insider verdict:
Allardyce had previously said that he thought Sandro Ramirez could come good at Everton but it seems very likely that he will leave now. Successful and big-money moves for Cenk Tosun and Theo Walcott means that Allardyce has plenty to choose from in attack and Ramirez wasn’t in the squad for Saturday’s game against West Brom. Newcastle are the latest club to be linked but we find it hard to believe that they would be ready to pay a striker who hasn’t proved himself in the Premier League £100k-a-week. Things are tight at St James’ Park and that just seems like too much money for a gamble.
In other Newcastle United news, the club have bid £8.8million to secure the signing of a defensive prospect from European giants.