Rafa Benitez is hoping hewill have at least two new players before the transfer window closes at 11pm on Thursday night. The Newcastle boss has targeted a left-back, wide man and playmaker as he looks to guide his side away from the Premier League relegation zone.Benitez thought he had secured one of those, Left-sider Jordan Lukaku, last week, only for the Lazio man to fail a medical, and the Daily Mail has reported that Newcastle are switching their attentions back to Monaco defender Antonio Barreca.The 23-year-old has been one of the left-backs that United have monitored throughout the transfer window and reports suggest they remain confident of signing the player on loan before the window closes,READ MORE: Rafa Benitez on Newcastle United’s transfer business: ‘I don’t do the deals’The Mail also claim that the move for Barreca is part of a double swoop by the Magpies, with Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris also a target. The 29-year-old Greece international has fallen down the pecking order at the Primeira Liga club and has six months left on his contract.However, despite injuries to Jonjo Shlevey, Mo Diame and Ki, central midfield is not a priority area for Benitez.The Magpies are in desperate need… Read full this story
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