Leicester City striker Islam Slimani flopped during his half-season loan term at Newcastle United.
Benitez's future has been hinging on talks with Newcastle's board.
Newcastle United are expected to be busy this summer.
Leandro Paredes is wanted by Champions League giants Real Madrid and Juventus, after Premier League trio Everton, West Ham and Tottenham missed out
Salomon Rondon will be available for £16.5million if West Bromwich Albion relegate according to a release clause in his contract.
Celtic suffered a 3-0 defeat to Zenit on Thursday night.
Celtic crashed out of the Europa League on Thursday night against Zenit.
Celtic travel to Russia for the second leg against Zenit on Thursday night.
Rangers fans have been denied European football for the best part of a decade now, and Celtic's midweek clashes will not be helping the club's frustrations
Callum McGregor was the matchwinner as Celtic beat Zenit.
Antonio Conte has offered no guarantees over Branislav Ivanovic’s future at Chelsea and said the defender will not start Saturday’s FA Cup tie against Brentford, with Zenit St Petersburg having expressed an interest in luring him to Russia.
Zenit St Petersburg have confirmed Axel Witsel is to join Tianjin Quanjian in the latest high-profile acquisition by a Chinese Super League side.
Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini may not be out of work for long.