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.
The 19-year-old is bound to have a lot of interest this summer, but Newcastle has already scouted the midfielder earlier in the season.
This is his debut year for Roma and he has had a few eye-catching performances. His best game came against Porto in the Champions League when the 6ft 3in Italian scored a brace.
The 27-year-old striker has not played for Napoli since joining in 2017 but since then he has had two impressive loan spells.
Last season at Verona he scored 12 Serie A goals and this campaign at Parma he has bagged eight in his 23 games.
He would be a good option to give some competition to Salomon Rondon and could be a lot cheaper than other forwards around Europe.
The 25-year-old Juventus man can play at both wing-back and in a more advanced role.
He spent the previous two seasons on loan at Serie A rivals Atalanta where he impressed, making over 50 appearances.
The Italian could be a very useful player for Newcastle to have in the squad with his versatility.
Romelu Lukaku’s brother came close to joining Newcastle in January but the deal fell through at last minute.
The left-back would still be a good option for the Magpies, who has seven caps for Belgium but he has fallen down the pecking order at Lazio so he will likely be free to leave.
The 24-year-old is at a good age and will give Paul Dummett good competition for the left-back birth.