Next Chelsea manager: Newcastle boss Rafa Benitez discusses Blues target

Head coach Rafael Benitez of Real Madrid CF looks on sitted on the bench prior to start the La Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Real Sociedad de Futbol at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu

Rafa Benitez's side are reportedly ready to trigger the £4m clause to turn his loan deal permanent from Czech outfit Sparta Prague.

The Magpies, who confirmed their Premier League survival with five games, collected their first top 10 top-flight finish for the first time since the 2013/ 14 season.

"Thank you to all the players, every single person of the great staff, the coach Rafa Benitez who trusted me and gave me chance to play for this great club, which I very much enjoyed and, of course, to the all fans for the magnificent support".

Shelvey appeared to have played himself into contention for a seat on the plane to Russian Federation with his recent form for Newcastle - with club legend Alan Shearer championing the Magpies ace's return to the England side.

"Rafa, as always, has my full support, and contrary to some media reports that portray me as a pantomime villain, I will continue to ensure that every penny generated by the club is available to him".

The season also ended on a high at St James', with Rafa Benitez' men beating top-four chasing Chelsea 3-0.

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But Newcastle fans have heard it all before. "I think it is different because you are talking about the league", he said.

He clearly wasn't impressed with Ashley's words and Newcastle fans were loving Shearer simply refusing to hide his utter contempt for the businessman.

Benitez wants assurances over Ashley's ambition for the future before committing himself, but amid speculation linking him with former employers Napoli, Everton and Leicester, is adamant that the Magpies are now his only focus.

"I have another year of my contract and we are trying to do our best to do what we have to do to go forward". It's just nice to say we have proved a lot of people wrong.

"Now we have to be sure that we do the right things and then what I have said so many times - we need to be on the same page". The potential is there.

"We have to sit down, talk and see where we are".

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