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Benitez targets right-back as Newcastle priority

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez is eager to see a new right-back signed this summer.

The Evening Chronicle says the Magpies chief wants to bring in serious competition to that particular area and is looking to add a quality challenger to the ranks with DeAndre Yedlin currently walking straight into the Toon starting line-up.

With defensive flop Jesus Gamez leaving the club after two poor years on Tyneside for the ex-Malaga and Atletico Madrid man, Benitez is now short-listing a range of options in that position.

Torino's 30-year-old defender Lorenzo De Silvestri has been linked with United over the weekend and it is no secret that Benitez's scouting team spent plenty of time watching Serie A games in the closing stages of the season.

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