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The transfer window may be closed, but Newcastle United and their Premier League rivals continue to make the news.

Monday, 20th August 2018, 8:57 am
Updated Monday, 20th August 2018, 9:45 am
Rafa Benitez is a 'target' for a top club

And reports today suggest that Rafa Benitez is a target for a top overseas club as uncertainty over his long-term future at St James's Park continues.

READ: Paul Dummett set for dramatic U-turn over international futureElsewhere, the are updates from a host of other clubs around the Premier League as rumours continue to circulate.

Rafa Benitez is a 'target' for a top club

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Here's the news hitting the headlines today:

Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez is a target for Chinese Super League side Tianjin Quanjian, who are keen to appoint the Spaniard as manager next summer (Mirror)

MORE: Matt Ritchie reacts to Rafa Benitez's decision to substitute himJohn Stones could be handed a contract extension by Manchester City - despite his initial deal already running until 2022 (Sun)

Liverpool have been handed a blow in their pursuit of £70m winger Leon Bailey, after the promising youngster penned a new deal with current club Bayer Leverkusen (Goal)

New Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri could stop smoking after being forced to adhere to the touchline ban enforced on all English clubs (Mail)

READ: The Newcastle boss has a message for KenedyArsenal have made 'no progress' over a new contract for Aaron Ramsey, whose current deal expires next summer (Sun)

Goalkeeper David De Gea is close to signing a new £200,00 per week deal at Manchester United (Mirror)

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted that he is 'so tired' of talking about transfers (Sky Sports)