Newcastle close in on loan deal

Newcastle United are understood to be in talks with Benfica over a loan for Andreas Samaris.

Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 4:52 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th January 2019, 4:53 pm
Andreas Samaris.

Samaris has only played four times for his club this season and is available in this month's transfer window.

Injuries to Mohamed Diame, Jonjo Shelvey and Ki Sung-yueng have decimated Rafa Benitez's midfield options at relegation-threatened United.

Isaac Hayden also wants to leave the club for family reasons before Thursday night's transfer deadline.

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Samaris, previously linked with Newcastle, has been capped 33 times by Greece.

Meanwhile, Benitez also hopes to sign Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca before the transfer window closes.