The Newcastle boss has already landed his first signing of the summer after sealing the signature of Martin Dubravka, but today's reports suggest that he could be set to add a big-money second signing.
Elsewhere, Tottenham are linked with a swoop for a Manchester United man while Liverpool chase a cut-price winger.
Here's the news hitting the headlines:
Newcastle United have again been linked with a move for Galatasaray winger Garry Rodrigues. Reports from Turkey suggest that Benitez has again enquired about bringing the Cape Verde international to Tyneside, although his Â£17.5m asking price could prove a stumbling block. Other clubs are said to be interested in the winger after he played a starring role in Gala's league triumph last season (Aksam)
Clement Lenglet is interesting Manchester United, with the Red Devils prepared to shell out Â£30m to entice the 22-year-old defender away from Sevilla (L'Equipe)
Liverpool are keen on 22-year-old Nigerian winger Moses Simon of Gent, who is valued at Â£10m (Liverpool Echo)
Tottenham are plotting a move for Manchester United forward Anthony Martial, with plans to move next week (Mail)
Former Manchester City man Yaya Toure is open to joining a top six Premier League club for wages of just Â£1 a week, according to his agent (Express)
Leicester City look set to win the race for Â£20m-rated Norwich City midfielder James Maddison (PA)
Valencia right-back Joao Cancelo has been interesting newly-promoted Wolves who are lining up a Â£35m bigd (Sky Sports)
Chelsea, Tottenham and West Ham are all interested in West Brom striker Salomon Rondon (Mirror)