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'It seems that things are moving forward': Rafa Benitez hopeful of agreeing deal to stay at Newcastle Rafa Benitez's current Newcastle contract as manager is over on June 30 But the Spaniard has held talks with Lee Charnley and is in a positive mood Benitez is gearing up to take on his former club Liverpool on Saturday evening 

By Craig Hope for MailOnline

Published: 15:30 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 15:48 BST, 3 May 2019

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Rafa Benitez has indicated for the first time that he is close to agreeing a deal to stay on as Newcastle United manager.

The Spaniard’s mood was markedly more positive on Friday than it has been in recent weeks, leading to fears among fans that he could quit the club this summer.

But Benitez has revealed that further talks have now taken place and has even hinted at an announcement in the near future.

Rafa Benitez has indicated he is close to agreeing a deal to stay as Newcastle United manager

Rafa Benitez has indicated he is close to agreeing a deal to stay as Newcastle United manager

‘I was talking with Lee Charnley (managing director) this week and we will let you know as soon as we have more news,’ he said.

‘Still I am

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