Newcastle target double deal for Benfica’s Samaris and Monaco Barreca

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LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 23: Players of Everton enters the pitch before the start of the second half during the Premier League match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park on April 23, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

English premier league side Newcastle United have reportedly made enquiries for a loan move for Benfica midfielder Andreas Samaris.

There are also strong indications that Porto are also interested in Andreas Samaris but Newcastle are favorites to land her.

Dailymail  Rafa Benitez has also revived interest in Monaco left-back Antonio Barreca and is hoping to revive his squad to avoid a return to Championship.

Newcastle sit just one place above the relegation zone – two points above Neil Warnock’s Cardiff.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez looks on before the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on April 06, 2019 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Benitez, desperate for another Champions League

He won the European club championship for the first time 14 years ago with Liverpool, now he plans to win it again before thinking on retiring.

Newcastle signed seven players in the summer but none of them cost more than £10million.

The north-east club have not broken their transfer record since signing Michael Owen for £16million in 2007.

Newcastle successfully returned to the Premier league this season after formally being relegated to the Championship last two seasons.

The club is believed to be making frantic efforts to avoid relegation to the very competitive Championship as a return to top flight football is not guaranteed.