George Caulkin responds to claims Rafa Benitez & Mike Ashley have “reached an agreement”

Trusted north-east reporter George Caulkin has played down claims from Italy suggesting Rafa Benitez and Mike Ashley have ‘reached an agreement’, saying they are ‘not close to this part yet’.

Italian outlet ‘Tuttosport’ claimed earlier today that Ashley had agreed to hand Benitez ‘substantial transfer funds’ and back his bid to challenge for a European spot next season, however it seems these reports are premature.

Here’s how the Times’ George Caulkin has responded after a Newcastle fan asked on Twitter if this afternoon’s claims from Italy were true:

“No. They’re not close to this point yet.”

George also said the following when asked if they’d made any progress on any of Rafa’s requests:

I don’t know the details of what they’re talking about. But, from my understanding, they’re still at stage of proposals / demands being considered.

It’s frustrating for everybody, but it’s waaaay better than the alternative.

The Chronicle have also poured cold water on these claims for now, suggesting ‘things aren’t this progressed’ as Tuttosport are claiming.

The wait goes on..

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Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

3 thoughts on “George Caulkin responds to claims Rafa Benitez & Mike Ashley have “reached an agreement”

  1. These so called rumors and respected so called journalists make me laugh they know as much as the fans which is bugger all.

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  2. Yet another speculative over dramatized article full of guess work. Poirot could have told us theres no agreement yet and why??? Because they haven’t reached an agreement. Poor journalism. 😥

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  3. Cocobear:
    Yet another speculative over dramatized article full of guess work. Poirot could have told us theres no agreement yet and why??? Because they haven’t reached an agreement. Poor journalism.?

    In fairness, I think it’s very fair to share what one of the north-east’s most trusted reporters is saying in response to claims Rafa & Ashley have reached an agreement!

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