Rafa Benitez answers the BIG question after Newcastle sign Mohamed Diame and Ciaran Clark

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Rafa Benitez says Newcastle United still aren't finished in the transfer market after clinching the signings of Mohamed Diame and Ciaran Clark.

Diame and Clark today signed long-term deals at the club after joining from Hull City and Aston Villa respectively.

Their arrivals took the total of number of signings this summer to EIGHT.

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Speaking on BBC Radio Newcastle, United manager Benitez has indicated that he wants "two or three" more players.

Asked if there would be more arrivals, Benitez said: "Hopefully so. We know we need something. I'm really pleased with the squad and the players.

"But we know we have to bring something that will give us more balance."

Benitez added: "I would like two or three more players if it is possible."

Newcastle have spent almost £45million so far this summer, though the club recouped £25million alone from the sale of Georginio Wijnaldum to Liverpool last month.

Benitez also said that he was looking to get the "balance" right between defence and attack.

"For me, the key is balance," he said. "We have to strong enough in defence and really good in attack."