Newcastle United boss reveals his plans for Jonjo Shelvey

New Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal has got the better of Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez in recent meetings

New Swansea boss Carlos Carvalhal has got the better of Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez in recent meetings

Rafa Benitez says Newcastle are "talking with agents", but remains uncertain about how much money he has to spend on transfers.

"I did not have a clear view, but with the technology we have my assistant was able to take a look and he said it was a clear penalty and a red card for Diame but the referee didn't see it so it's part of the game".

It is said that Ashley is aware that Benitez might quit St James' Park if he does not get his targets this month, so the Spanish manager is willing to push the boat out in trying to sign Reina.

And if the Magpies fail to add an established forward to their ranks this month, they could be in real trouble.

"I didn't like the last five minutes when we were making some wrong decisions and giving them the chance to play on the counter-attack". "We are not thinking of selling players that are playing already".

"And we wouldn't loan out if we do not have options to replace them".

"These three are not available, but Mitrovic is closer".

"I'm still confident we will do what we have to do but I have to just concentrate on the games".

"We are working (on transfers) but there is no news at the moment".

Swansea have beaten Watford and lost to Tottenham in his two league games in charge, while drawing in the FA Cup away to Championship leaders Wolves. My belief is that we will do what we have to do.

"To achieve that we must play better and better and jump to another level".

Reports yesterday suggested a Dubai-based group have also expressed an interest in buying out Ashley, but given that they have not even begun a formal process of due diligence, if they do harbour any serious ambitions of mounting a takeover, they are at an extremely formative stage. Joselu has remained an ugly duckling in the pantheon of a club...

Carvalhal said: "I can't say that is a penalty because of the place I was". For me, it is obvious. "It doesn't matter what happens (with the takeover)".