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"We missed some targets at the beginning and I think we are paying for that ..."

He could be set to join the plethora of youngsters out on loan from the Premier League champions, with Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Abraham and Izzy Brown among those doing so in the top flight. "We are getting to more difficult matches so I am working hard to be a better player for this team".

Benitez admitted his frustration at the lack of transfer activity so far this summer on Tyneside.

But now he is ready to establish himself as a Premier League player - and he is relishing the challenge of facing Tottenham Hotspur in United's curtain raiser on Sunday. "We must have a game plan and try and stick to it".

"Always in football you need luck, I had the luck when the ball came through to me and then I scored", Atsu said of his Verona strike.

You've got a £50m budget to pick 11 players, with all the biggest new signings ready and raring to go ahead of a mouthwatering new Premier League campaign.

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Lucas Perez's agent has reiterated his client's desire to leave Arsenal and says the club are pricing the Spaniard out of move to former side Deportivo.

The 27-year-old has been at St James' Park since a controversial switch from Sunderland in 2014 and stayed with their club following their relegation to the Championship in 2015-16.

There was a rumour of a power struggle at Newcastle regarding player recruitment. "We have to be sure the player is good enough for what we are looking for".

Owner Mike Ashley had promised Benitez "every last penny" to improve the squad, but fans are unhappy at how little has been done.

Asked about walking away, Benitez added: "No, I made a decision to stay".

  • Lawrence Cooper