Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has made the extraordinary move of contacting every Premier League club over players available for loan as he prepared for the January transfer window, according to a report.
The Chronicle claim on their website that the Magpies’ boss has been working overtime on identifying potential targets to help reinforce the club’s current squad, which has included making contact with a variety of parties, including the 19 other top flight sides, since the shutting of the summer transfer window.
It is said that he has prepped every element of the club’s potential transfer activity for the current market in regular meetings with head of recruitment Steve Nickson, the duo having identified the necessary improvements, the price tags of targets and the money Benitez will be willing to spend.
As a result, the report states that the Spanish manager will be able to secure transfer deals quickly once they are green lighted by the club’s chiefs, but is being frustrated by the lack of knowledge over the funding he will be given by owner Mike Ashley.
With a lack of definitive financial backing to secure deals at present, it is claimed that Benitez may well have to sanction the sale of some of the club’s current squad to raise necessary funds, although he is reportedly not keen on weakening his already threadbare squad in order to take a risk on a new signing.
In other Newcastle United transfer news, the club are looking to reignite a potentially record breaking swoop for an international playmaker in January.

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