Report: Paul Dummett set to agree new Newcastle United deal

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Could a new deal mean that Rafa Benitez is set to stay?

Newcastle United defender Paul Dummett is close to agreeing a new deal with the club, reports the Chronicle.

The 24-year-old’s current deal does not expire until 2017, but the club are keen to get him on a new and improved contract.

Rafa Benitez has been particularly impressed in the performances Dummett has put in since his arrival at the club and has sanctioned the new contract.

The Magpies are keen to avoid losing him to another club in future, with the Chronicle reporting there are several Premier League sides interested in his services.

The news will be warmly welcomed by the Newcastle faithful, who are always pleased to see players from their youth system flourishing in the first team.

Additionally though, the fact Benitez has sanctioned the move could be a hint as to where his long-term future will lie.

It is unknown whether the Spaniard will stay at the club given he has a well publicised break clause in his contract should they be relegated.

However, the fact he has sanctioned this new deal suggests he is planning for the long-term future at the club and will stay regardless of what division they will be in.

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