Newcastle United have had plenty of ups and downs this season but now with four games to go, they find themselves on 38 points and just about safe from relegation.

This has come after an upturn in form post-Christmas which has seen them slowly move away from danger.

Now it looks like Rafa Benitez might be set to sign a contract extension according to the Newcastle Chronicle, which will be a massive boost going into pre-season.

The future in the boardroom is less certain, with it looking likely that Benitez will once again have to be very stringent in looking for the right target at the right price to improve his squad.

He did a similar thing in January with Miguel Almiron, who has shone for the Toon since joining from MLS side Atlanta United.

One league that Newcastle might pay extra attention to is Serie A and with the summer window looming, we’ve taken a look at who in the league the Magpies could target.