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Newcastle make contact with Reading boss Jaap Stam

Reading boss Jaap Stam is being linked with Rafa Benitez's job at Newcastle United.

TMW says Stam has already fielded contact from Newcastle about his availability.

It's suggested Newcastle are drawing up contingency plans in the event Benitez walks out on the club at the end of the season.

And their top target is Dutchman Stam, who has impressed with his work at Reading.

Newcastle have already made contact with the manager's representatives to register their interest and alert them that he's being monitored.

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