Rafa Benitez on Newcastle's transfer progress and Cheick Tiote's future

Rafa Benitez says a clutch of clubs are vying to sign Newcastle United midfielder Cheick Tiote.

Friday, 13th January 2017, 12:26 pm
Updated Friday, 13th January 2017, 12:31 pm
Cheick Tiote and Rafa Benitez

Spanish side Sporting Gijon are attempting to sign Tiote, who is out of contract in the summer.

There is also interest elsewhere in the 30-year-old, who is eyeing a big-money move to China.

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"Two or three clubs are really interested. We need to find the best solution for him and us."

Meanwhile, Newcastle are yet to make a breakthrough of their own in this month's transfer window.

Benitez said: "Obviously, we're working hard to try and find the right players."