Report: Newcastle United open to Henri Saivet sale

Newcastle United's Henri Saivet

Rafa Benitez is open to selling the Frenchman, as well as Emmanuel Riviere and Yoan Gouffran.

Newcastle United's Henri Saivet

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle United are open to selling Henri Saivet this summer.

The Magpies are expected to be busy in the summer transfer window as Rafa Benitez attempts to build a squad capable of securing an instant return to the Premier League.

He has already made three additions to the squad, with goalkeeper Matz Sels, winger Matt Ritchie and striker Dwight Gayle all heading to St James’ Park.

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There has also been a high profile departure as Andros Townsend opted to make a move to Crystal Palace after they activated a release clause in his contract.

More arrivals are likely at the club, but according to the Chronicle that could be dependent on how many more players they can move on.

Newcastle United's Fabricio Coloccini and Henri Saivet in action with Everton's Arouna Kone

They report that Benitez is open to offers for some of his fringe players, including Yoan Gouffran, Emmanuel Riviere and Henri Saivet.

The latter of those is the most surprising given he only arrived at the club from Bordeaux in the January transfer window.

He managed just four league appearances in that time though and it seems the club are now keen to cut their losses on the Frenchman.

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