Date: 12th January 2018 at 8:42am
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Newcastle United boss Rafael Benitez is desperate to bolster his squad in the January transfer window but the uncertainty of the club’s future due to ongoing takeover talks is presenting the Spaniard with a problem.

The general consensus is that Benitez will have to offload players surplus to requirements in the mid-season window before he secures new faces for his side- and the experienced boss certainly appears to be trying.

French outlet Foot Mercato state Newcastle have offered the services of Serbian international Aleksander Mitrovic to Ligue 1 giants Marseille, although the club are not keen on a deal despite the struggles of current striker Kostas Mitroglou.

23-year-old Mitrovic is desperate to improve his first-team opportunities ahead of the World Cup this summer but has found himself behind Joselu and Dwight Gayle in the club’s pecking order and his continued omission from the side suggests an exit is likely.

Newcastle are keen on bolstering their forward lines this month and Mitrovic is the most likely name to be offloaded, with the club expecting to raise in excess of £10m for his sale.