Benitez Dismisses China links

Coach Rafa Benitez has dismissed reports linking him with a move to China.

The Newcastle boss was reported to be in contact with two Chinese Super League clubs but he insists there is nothing in the rumours.

“I was asking where it came from. I didn’t know,” Benitez said. “At the beginning of the season a lot of people were talking about Chinese clubs, but it was a surprise to me.”

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Benitez was speaking at a press conference ahead of his side’s crunch clash with promotion rivals Brighton at the Amex Stadium Tuesday night.

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