RAFA BENITEZ will finally get what he has wanted all along, a free reign in the transfer market if British businesswoman Amanda Staveley is successful in buying Newcastle United.

During the last transfer window Benitez openly questioned Ashley about what he thought were false promises over what funds would be available to him.

The Spaniard who has mainly had to shop in the bargain basement was ordered to keep quiet by the Newcastle hierarchy on the orders of Ashley but that could be around to change.

Staveley is lining up a £300m bid for the Magpies which is some £100 million short of Ashley’s valuation of the club but talks are set to continue in a bid to agree a deal.