Forget the takeover! Newcastle fans desperate for Benitez contract news

Newcastle fans cannot take their eyes off the takeover rumours swirling around the club, but they are not forgetting what is really important either – the future of Rafael Benitez.

A report from The Sun sent Twitter into meltdown over the weekend, claiming that Mike Ashley has agreed to sell the Magpies.

Since then, there has been countless conflicting rumours and reports, with the truth about Sheikh Khaled Bin Zayed Al Nehayan’s attempted takeover of the club probably somewhere in the middle.

The Toon Army have been here before though, and while this is certainly not just another ploy from Ashley to avoid spending money in the transfer market, there are some who are concerned it is a distraction from the future of Benitez.

The Spaniard has worked wonders with a sub-standard squad at St. James’ Park, and will be out of contract at the end of next month.

The Evening Chronicle have confirmed talks have taken place for a new deal, but with no concrete progress yet, fans on Twitter are desperate for developments.

Have a look at the Twitter reactions down below…