Newcastle United news: New target emerges, Benitez hopeful of breakthrough

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Rafa Benitez wants to bring Championship experience to his Newcastle United squad.

And a new potential target as emerged for the club.

Newcastle are favourites to a Championship defender in this summer's transfer window ahead of rivals Derby County.

United manager Benitez has been talking about the progress made so far in the transfer market.

The club is yet to make a breakthrough, but Benitez is hopeful of movement in the coming days.

Benitez has talked about an imminent deal – with more to quickly follow.

Meanwhile, former United midfielder Lee Clark, now in charge of Kilmarnock, has signed defender Jamie Cobain, who has been released by Newcastle.