Sport West Ham seriously considering paying Benitez's release clause

20:50  17 may  2018
20:50  17 may  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Benitez makes ultimatum to Newcastle board as West Ham move beckons

  Benitez makes ultimatum to Newcastle board as West Ham move beckons Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez wants to remain with the club, but needs assurances over his transfer budget, reports the Telegraph. West Ham are expected to make an approach for him to become their new manager, as they themselves report a deal to appoint a new manager is close. There is a £6 million release clause in the Spaniard’s contract, with the Hammers appearing willing to pay it for someone who has the knowledge and success off Benitez in this league. However, no agreement has been reached yet and Benitez would be keen to remain on Tyneside. Rafa sees the club only improving with him in charge, but wants money guaranteed to back his plans for the Magpies. The Irons are looking for improvement after a 13th placed finish, and appointing the Spaniard would go a long way to ensuring the wildest dreams of West Ham fans are realised. West Ham showed they aren’t afraid to spend when signing Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez last summer, so Benitez would perhaps be happier with the board in East London than in the North East.

The Telegraph reported in February that Benitez is one of the names that the West Ham board have their eye on, and the Chronicle is now suggesting that the Spaniard has a £6 million release clause in his contract that is set to expire at the end of next season at St James' Park.

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is West Ham United’ s top target if, as expected, they part company from David Moyes. The Hammers are ready to offer him a sizeable budget and pay his £6million release clause , but it is believed they would struggle to match the personal terms he

West Ham United are reportedly pondering a move to trigger Rafa Benitez’s release clause at Newcastle United.

The Hammers are stepping up their pursuit of a new permanent first-team manager following the confirmation that David Moyes’ contract at the club would not be extended.

A number of bosses have already been linked with the vacant managerial post at the London Stadium and if the Guardian are to be believed, strong consideration is being given to a swoop for Benitez.

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It’s claimed in a report that the Spaniard’s contract at Newcastle currently contains a release clause priced at £6 million and West Ham are considering triggering this option.

Rafa wants to stay with Newcastle but needs promises

  Rafa wants to stay with Newcastle but needs promises Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez wants to remain with the club, but needs assurances over his transfer budget, reports the Telegraph. West Ham are expected to make an approach for him to become their new manager, saying they are close to appointing a high-profile manager. There is a £6 million release clause in the Spaniard’s contract, with the Hammers appearing willing to pay it for someone who has the knowledge and success Benitez has under his belt. However, no agreement has yet been reached and Benitez would be keen to remain on Tyneside. Fans love Rafa as manager and see the club only improving with him in charge, but he wants the money to facilitate such progress. Newcastle had the seventh lowest net spend in the Premier League this season, by far the lowest of the promoted clubs. Mike Ashley has promised the 58-year-old he can have any money the club makes, but Premier League money does not reach the clubs until the end of July and the window closes in early August. Moving to West Ham would see him guaranteed funds, as they showed they aren’t afraid to spend, signing forwards Marko Arnautovic and Javier Hernandez last summer.

LIVERPOOL are ready to pay Andriy Yarmolenko' s £14.5m release clause , according to reports in Italy. They say Brendan Rodgers has a strong interest in the Dynamo Kiev winger and is willing to pay his £14.5million (€20m) clause .

The Bayer Leverkusen striker is believed to be open to a move and the Hammers are keen on seizing the opportunity by activating the £13 million release clause in his contract. West Ham are desperate to bring in a proven goal scorer this summer as they look to add to their attacking options, and

The Hammers are continuing to weigh up their options but Benitez appears to be near the top of their shortlist ahead of next season.

Benitez did a superb job with Newcastle in their first campaign back in the Premier League, leading them to a number of impressive results along with a top-half finish.

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International capped duo linked with summer Newcastle moves .
Newcastle United are interested in signing defender Craig Dawson and striker Fernando Torres as they look to build their squad ahead of next season, according to Chronicle Live. West Brom have been relegated to the Championship which has opened the door for Newcastle to make a move for Dawson, but it’s thought it will take £15 million to land the player. Although his side have largely struggled this season, Dawson has impressed, making 31 appearances scoring two goals in that time. Dawson has two years left to run on his current deal and doesn’t have a release clause in his deal, which means that it may prove tough to get this one over the line. There could also be a move for Spanish striker Fernando Torres with current boss Rafa Benitez open to a move with his former player. Newcastle have confirmed their Premier League status for next season and it’s thought the player is keen on a move back to the Premier League.

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