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Rafa Benitez unsure of Newcastle’s transfer budget in January

Rafa Benitez says he still does not know his budget for the January transfer window, despite having already held a meeting with the club's hierarchy.

Newcastle not keen on Andy Carroll following talks

But, despite holding internal discussions about a potential move, Sky Sports reports Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez is currently not keen on the prospect of signing the West Ham forward.

Manchester City wasteful but march on with 18th straight win

Manchester City’s relentless assault on English football’s record books continued on Wednesday as a Raheem Sterling goal earned them a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

Talk of Real Madrid sacking Zinedine Zidane is ‘comical’ – Thierry Henry

Thierry Henry has called talk of Real Madrid sacking manager Zinedine Zidane due to the team's current form this season "comical."

Arsene Wenger desperate for win in race for Champions League places

Arsene Wenger knows Arsenal cannot afford another slip-up when they face Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium aiming to end a damaging run of three Premier League games without a win.

Antonio Conte admits Premier League could be out of Chelsea’s reach

Antonio Conte admits retaining the Premier League title may be out of Chelsea’s reach despite an impressive recent run of results ahead of their midweek Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.

Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez blames individual errors for Chelsea loss

Rafa Benitez says individual errors cost his side as Newcastle fell to a 3-1 defeat against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

Javier Mascherano doesn’t want to repeat Liverpool mistakes at Barcelona

Javier Mascherano has said he does not want to repeat the mistakes he made at Liverpool so is already planning his Barcelona exit, with this likely to be his final season at Camp Nou.

Valencia boss Marcelino banned from touchline for Barcelona clash

Valencia coach Marcelino will have to watch Sunday's game against La Liga leaders Barcelona from the Mestalla stands.

Paul Pogba is nowhere near Steven Gerrard’s level – Rafa Benitez

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba cannot be considered “top-class” and on the same level as Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard, says Rafa Benitez.

Manchester City defeat Chelsea, stays ahead of city rivals United

Manchester City stayed ahead of age-old local rivals Manchester United at the top of the English Premier League on Saturday with a deserved 1-0 win away to champions Chelsea.

Liverpool’s visit ‘special’ for me – Benitez

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United host Liverpool in the English Premier League on Sunday and the manager says playing against his former side will be a special and emotional experience.

Liverpool ready for Benitez reunion

Liverpool are seeking to end a frustrating September on a positive note as they face a reunion with their former manager Rafa Benitez at Newcastle on Sunday.

Coutinho ‘100 per cent’ committed to Liverpool – Klopp

Philippe Coutinho is "100 per cent with Liverpool" after being welcomed back into the squad, Jurgen Klopp says.

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