West Ham are eyeing Brentford attacker Jota.
The Mirror says Newcastle and West Ham are locked in a bitter battle for Jota.
The two clubs are squaring off over the Spanish playmaker who has just one season left to run on his contract at Griffin Park.
Toon chief Benitez still believes he is short of quality in areas that can make a difference for his promoted Magpies.
He is hoping his compatriot will see the potential to become a household name on football-mad Tyneside.