Fulham-bound Aleksandar Mitrovic leaves Newcastle base in Portugal

Rafa Benitez.
Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez has named his starting XI for tonight's friendly against Porto.

Newcastle United take on the Primeira Liga side at the Estadio do Dragao (8pm kick-off).

Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Aleksandar Mitrovic.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic had travelled to Portugal with his team-mates yesterday.

However, Mitrovic has returned to England after Newcastle accepted a bid from Fulham.

United manager, without injured defender Florian Lejeune, has fielded Joselu up front.

Benitez is also without winger Kenedy, whose wife has had a baby, while defender Fabian Schar, signed from Deportivo La Coruna this week, is on the Newcastle bench.

NEWCASTLE UNITED: Dubravka; Yedlin, Clark, Lascelles, Dummett; Diame, Shelvey; Ritchie, Perez, Murphy; Joselu. Subs: Darlow, Elliot, Manquillo, Sterry, Schar, Yarney, Hayden, Ki, Longstaff, Atsu, Fernandez, Roberts, Armstrong, Gayle.