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26th Apr, 2017 | 6:16pm

Report: Newcastle set to green light major summer signings, fans will love this

By Matt Farr

Newcastle are set to give Rafa Benitez the green light to commence his summer transfer business, according to a report.

The Chronicle claim that there are positive signs echoing from the powers that be at St. James’ Park that an agreement can be finalised with Benitez ahead of the summer.

Full transfer talks between Benitez and the Newcastle hierarchy are yet to commence, but it is understood that there is growing confidence that discussions will end positively for both the club and the manager.

The potential decision to back the Spaniard in the transfer market could be an emphatic one for the club, and it is believed that Benitez could have as much as £100million to spend on major summer signings.

Newcastle have a massive opportunity this summer to make a statement in the transfer market, with the club set to compete against the big boys in the Premier League next term.

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Benitez will be looking to make considerable changes to his first-team squad following their promotion to the top flight, and if funds aren’t available it could be an issue for the Spaniard.

A lack of clarity over who had full control over the club’s transfer business during the January transfer window saw Benitez miss out on a number of his top transfer targets, including Andros Townsend.

The 57-year-old was determined to strike a deal to bring the Crystal Palace winger back to St. James’ Park for the second-half of the season, but could not complete the transfer despite his best efforts.

In other Newcastle transfer news, impressive academy product Dan Barlaser has agreed a new deal at the club.

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