Newcastle United news: Benitez ready to sign, loan deal talks

Newcastle United hope to confirm that Rafa Benitez will stay on at St James's Park this week.
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Rafa Benitez

But the 56-year-old is ready to commit to Newcastle after lengthy talks with owner Mike Ashley and managing director Lee Charnley.

The paperwork and contract could be finalised by the middle of the week.

We have the latest on Benitez and his future here.

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Meanwhile, Championship veteran Karl Darlow has been talking about life in English football's second tier.