Newcastle have had a pretty busy transfer window so far, and there could be more activity.
Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez
Benitez has brought in five players so far in Dwight Gayle, Jesus Gamez, Matt Ritchie, Matz Sels and Isaac Hayden and seems intent on bringing in more.
Jesus Gamez competes with Pablo Piatti of Valencia
The most high-profile player to have left the club this summer is Andros Townsend to Crystal Palace and speculation continues to surround the future of Georgino Wijnaldum and Daryl Janmaat.
Benitez told the Chronicle: “We’re working hard behind the scenes to bring more players.
“As I have said before we are close to some of them, hopefully we can do it.
Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates scoring the third goal for Newcastle from the penalty spot
“We have to be open to offers if somebody is interested.
“We don’t want to sell but if somebody comes we have to make sure we do the right things for the club.”
It would seem in regards of players currently at the club, then if a big offer for one of their players comes in then they will be open to doing a deal, but as Benitez says, if it feels right for the club. Whether that's a case of being able to replace them easily, their influence on the dressing room and the size of the fee that player would command.
Nevertheless, it seems that Benitez has got his own stamp on the players already ahead of his first full season in charge of the club as he looks to take the side back up to the top flight at the first time of asking.
Not only are there players with experience of getting promoted from the Championship, but players he feels are capable of playing in the top flight, and the appears to have been recruiting players with a view beyond this one season.
Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez during the press conference