The former Magpies head coach says it is crucial that the club avoid relegation so that Benitez can take them on to new heights.
The Belgium and Tottenham Hotspur man has been a main stay in the title-chasers' defence all season.
The former Chelsea midfielder has still not featured for the Arsenal legend's side this season due to nagging calf problem.
West Ham United's Dimitri Payet has had a wonderful first season at charge at Upton Park.
Rafael Benitez has failed to win either of his first two matches in charge of Newcastle United.
Part 3 looks at potential targets from Newcastle United, Norwich City, Southampton, Stoke City and Sunderland.
James Milner says it would probably be better for him to end his international involvement if he becomes just a bit-part player for England.
Everton have reportedly discussed the possibility of signing Jasper Cillessen from Ajax.
West Ham United have enjoyed an excellent season so far, and currently sit in fifth place in the Premier League table.
Neil Mellor offers his two cents on the perceived angry exchange between Liverpool duo Jurgen Klopp and Christian Benteke.
Villa sold Gestede to Middlesbrough for £6 million earlier this month.
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino has suggested that Vincent Janssen wasn't ready for regular starts in the Premier League.
Tottenham Hotspur have moved to second in the Premier League table.
The Spaniard was in superb form against Derby County yesterday.
Leeds United won against Derby County in the Championship on Friday evening.
Leeds United are keen to re-appoint Ian Broomfield.
The cuts to senior bankers were thought to be deeper than in years past.
If Tottenham Hotspur sell Tom Carroll to Swansea City for £8 million, it could be a remarkable piece of business by Daniel Levy.
Sam Winnall is set to leave Barnsley to join Sheffield Wednesday, and that could be a major blow for Leeds United.
Tottenham's Mauricio Pochettino has commented on Dimitri Payet's situation at West Ham United.
Robbie Keane has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland’s Euro 2016 warm-up match at home to Slovakia on Tuesday, with Martin O’Neill suggesting the long-haul flight his captain took from Los Angeles last weekend had not helped the striker’s knee injury.
A controversial film about the discredited link between autism and vaccinations has been pulled from Robert De Niro’s Tribeca film festival, after the actor consulted “the scientific community” and found “concerns with certain things in this film”.