Benitez could build team around Coutinho if he returns to Newcastle

Reports in England are speculating what will happen if Newcastle are taken over

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With the season still to be finished, everything suggest Newcastle United will stay in the Premier League. The Magpies are eight points above the drop zone with nine games to be played and, if there's no unravelling, they will be in the top flight again next season. 

With little to worry about, then, the club are now thinking about next season and hoping it will be better. With new owners from Saudi Arabia hoping to take control, there's hope that Rafa Benitez could return to the St. James' Park bench at the expense of current coach Steve Bruce. 

Reports in England claim the Spanish coach is close to agreeing on a return. The Telegraph say he is already thinking about the project, which he hopes will include Chelsea's Ross Barkley, Manchester City's John Stones and Aston Villa's John McGinn. 

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Reports go further than that, though, and speculate that he could be lining up a spectacular move for Barcelona's Philippe Coutinho, with PSG's Cavani and former Toon hero Rondon options in attack. 

Remember Benitez's tough comments when he left Newcastle last year: "I wanted a project, not just a contract extension. It's clear the owners didn't share my vision. I'm sad about that, but I don't regret coming here." 


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