Rafael Benitez admits to his frustrations at Newcastle United

Lucas Perez's agent accuses Arsenal of pricing striker out of transfer

"We missed some targets at the beginning and we are paying for that, but hopefully we can find some solutions".

Reports are now suggesting a deal to take Kenedy on loan for this campaign is close to being completed and a deal could be confirmed before Sunday's Premier League opener at home to Tottenham. "We are getting to more difficult matches so I am working hard to be a better player for this team".

The Magpies have signed five players so far this summer at a cost of just over £30million, while a number of players, including Daryl Murphy, Yoan Gouffran, Vurnon Anita and Florian Thauvin, have left.

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Kenedy's potential move to St James' Park comes after Rafael Benitez admitted he has become frustrated due to the transfer inactivity this summer.

"It is important for the fans to understand that this year will be totally different. Sometimes it's not what you want, it's what you need and what you can afford now".

"It's quite hard for every team, but especially the ones that do not have as much money as the others", he said. Average players now cost big money. "We are now trying to work in different directions". Everything is a little more hard.

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Lucas Perez's agent has reiterated his client's desire to leave Arsenal and says the club are pricing the Spaniard out of move to former side Deportivo.

"When I chose to stay it's because for me it's a challenge", he said. "We have to be sure the player is good enough for what we are looking for". "At the end of last season, Mike Ashley said he would give every penny he had to Rafa".

"I know that he did really well".

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Asked about walking away, Benitez added: "No, I chose to stay".

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