Report: Rafael Benitez still does not know his transfer budget at Newcastle United

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Despite the transfer window opening 11 days ago, Rafael Benitez still doesn't know how much he has to spend at Newcastle United.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

According to the Chronicle, Rafael Benitez has still not been told his transfer budget at Newcastle United.

Newcastle’s potential takeover has still not gone through, and that has complicated things at St. James’ Park over the January transfer window.

Newcastle are known to be looking for additions, but it is not clear how much backing he will get from Mike Ashley.

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley (l) and Lee Charnley look on during the Sky Bet Championship title after the match between Newcastle United and Barnsley at St James' Park on May 7, 2017...

Ashley is on the verge of selling the Magpies to Amanda Staveley and, therefore, he may be loathed to put more money into the club.

Benitez is said to be completely in the dark over the plans, and still does not know his transfer budget.

The Spanish boss is still working on deals, but he is unclear over whether they will be possible to get over the line.

Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Burnley at Old Trafford on December 26, 2017 in Manchester, England.

Benitez has publicly admitted that Newcastle need an injection of quality this month, if they are to give themselves a chance of staying in the Premier League.

Newcastle are currently in 13th place in the top flight standings, just two points above the drop zone.

The Magpies are yet to make a signing this January, but have been linked to a whole host of players.

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