Newcastle are determined to bring Townsend back to St James' Park.
And though no agreement is yet to be struck, Newcastle are growing increasingly confident of landing their man.
Newcastle are confident of signing Andros Townsend
However, one player that won't be joining Benitez's side is Everton midfielder James McCarthy.
McCarthy impressed at Euro 2016 for the Republic of Ireland but has struggled to make his mark under Toffees boss Ronald Koeman.
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Newcastle won't be signing James McCarthy
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His lack of game time has seen him linked to Newcastle but the Mirror claim he isn't on Benitez's radar.
Newcastle will also not be signing Nicolas Pepe from Ligue 1 side Anders.