Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez has said that he would have to spend in the region of £25million in the transfer market to secure the signing of a striker better than summer arrival Joselu. So if someone is coming and approaching us about them, then we have to consider that. So we can not say we will let players leave on loan if we don't have a replacement.
"We are not thinking of selling players that are playing already".
"We have until the 31st of January and I am confident that we will do what we have to do", he said. But we do not want to sell anyone who will add value to the team and we can not loan out players if we do not have options to replace them'.
Newcastle United have been backed to beat Swansea in the relegation six pointer this weekend, with the club looking at getting further away from the drop zone. That might well limit Benitez's ability to make signings of his own this month, but the Magpies manager appears to have concluded that the risk of losing someone without being able to adequately replace them is too great. "No, it will be a massive game for them and a massive game for us". It is very hard to create chances against them. He (Ashley) knows he has to improve the team so that we have the quality which allows us to stay in the Premier League.
GETTY Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has yet to sell
Keeper Rob Elliot is back in the squad to face Swansea on Saturday having recovered from a hamstring injury - though Benitez would not confirm whether he would play against the Swans. Meanwhile, Swansea travel to Newcastle with doubts over Renato Sanches and Tammy Abraham.
"Let's see game by game".
"It will not happen in two days or two weeks".
"My record against Newcastle does not mean we have an advantage for this game", said Carvalhal, who also enjoyed a Hillsborough victory over Benitez last season as the Owls completed a league double over the eventual champions.