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Newcastle manager Benitez unlikely to let West Ham, Celtic target Mbemba leave

Newcastle United boss Rafa Benitez says it is unlikely Chancel Mbemba will leave the club this month.

The centre-back has been linked with West Ham United, Celtic and Anderlecht.

But the Magpies inability to bring any new players in may block the 23-year-old.

"At the moment, apart from [Jamie] Sterry and [Jack] Colback, the others are players that maybe we will need."

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