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​Benitez prepared for difficult Newcastle summer transfer window

Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez has admitted he will have to "wheel and deal" this summer if he is to get the men he wants to rebuild his team.

Asked at the club's pre-season training camp at Carton House in Ireland if he will have to sell before he can buy during what remains of the summer transfer window, Benitez told Sky Sports: "Yeah, maybe.

"I think it's normal for us now to be like that. Unfortunately we wheel and deal - it's the way for us."

He added: "As soon as the price goes high, I know we can't buy them. We have to be realistic with our budget, maybe sell some players and then buy some players. We have to adapt. We know the situation."

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