Rafa Benitez is confident of sealing two deadline day deals
Newcastle are in talks to bring Andros Townsend back to the club after selling him to Crystal Palace.
And they are hopeful of selling Cheick Tiote to the Chinese Super League.
And Rafa Benitez is confident of both deals, according to Sky Sports reporter David Craig.
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“So busy in the summer but a little bit quiet so far with the clock ticking down,” Sky Sports reporter Craig said.
"We’ve just been bearing from Rafa Benitez, he’s saying there’s no news on Andros Townsend but he is confident that something may happen before the end of the day.
"Another one he’s talking about is Cheick Tiote. He’s pretty confident Tiote will be leaving the club and heading to China. Sky sources have told us that that deal is now done. It’s a two-year- deal and the club will be based in Shanghai or Beijing.”