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Newcastle in waiting game over Sissoko future

Newcastle United are playing a waiting game over the future of midfielder Moussa Sissoko, according to manager Rafa Benitez.

The France international has been linked with a move away from St James' Park ever since the club were relegated to the Championship at the end of last season.

Benitez admitted that Newcastle have received enquiries from other club's about Sissoko. But with the transfer window remaining open until August 31, the Spaniard says it could take some time before the situation is resolved.

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Middlesbrough mentality hasn't changed despite promotion

Middlesbrough boss Aitor Karanka says the club hasn't changed despite being back in the Premier League first time in seven years.

After being relegated to the second tier in 2009, Boro were finally promoted back to the top flight last season.

However, the Head Coach says the mentality of the club hasn't changed because it was already a Premier League standard club.

Karanka said:

The club hasn't changed a lot. When I came here I said it was a Premier League club.

– Aitor Karanka

Rolando Aarons signs new deal with Newcastle United

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Newcastle United winger Rolando Aarons has signed a new five-year contract with the Club.

The deal will keep him at St. James' Park until the summer of 2021.

The 20-year-old joined the Magpies' Academy in 2012 after a spell at Bristol City, and progressed through the ranks on Tyneside.

He signed his first professional deal with the Club in 2014. He made his Newcastle debut as a substitute against Manchester City on the opening day of the 2014/15 campaign.

Aarons scored his first Magpies goal against Crystal Palace in August 2014. He has made 17 appearances in total, scoring three goals

He has also earned international recognition, representing England at under-20 level. He has also been called up to the Three Lions' under-21 squad.

Aarons said, "I love the Club and this shows it even more. Under the new manager, there's a project and it's a forward-thinking Club now, so I'm just happy to be part of what the manager has in store for the Club and I'm happy that he has faith in me. I'd like to repay him and the fans and my family for this opportunity."

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