"We have had a very positive meeting. We talked of how to progress in the future," said Benitez.
"We need to work together, and he (Hicks) agreed with me that we must talk together. If we want to go forward and sign players, we have to all work together.
"Everything is positive. We have talked about targets to sign, that is my aim.
"I do not doubt we will achieve those targets. I have a scouting department that is working and progressing. Now I have told the owners how we need to progress.
"Rick Parry will be working too, and if everyone works hard and we work together, it will be easier.
"Clearly I expect agreement on recruiting players for the summer. We are ready now for going forward.
"Now we have had a meeting, we are in a better position. We need to think about Birmingham and Chelsea, but we must also think about improving the squad.
"George (Gillett) knows about what was said, everybody knows. Everyone has the same information."