Rafael Benitez remains relaxed over his future at Newcastle amid speculation that the club wants him to agree a new contract.
“We have had some conversations internally,” said Benitez. “We’ll see what we do with them. But it’s not a big issue, I don’t have a problem with Mike.
“The question is where we are, where we want to be and what we have to do to be there. It [the contract] is not an issue.
“It’s not something that will change my approach, or that I will be more comfortable if I sign a 20-year-old contract.”
“It doesn’t change my approach for the next game.
“Are we working for the January transfer window? Yes, we are already working on that. Like the majority of the teams, we are monitoring players and that is the main thing.
“There will be a time, maybe next month, maybe next week, maybe in two months, when we will have another conversation and we will talk about that.”