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The 58-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season, and if the Magpies were to be relegated once again, it would be hard to see the veteran coach committing his future to the club. Clearly, Ashley needs to dig deep to convince Bentez to stay, and the club's 20m deadline day signing of Miguel Almirn could indicate a change of heart from the Sports Direct tycoon. The report also suggests that AC Milan are interested in bringing in Bentez, as their manager Gennaro Gattuso has failed to turn the club into title contenders despite their vast spending in recent transfer windows. In other news, Newcastle midfielder Jonjo Shelvey has branded Magpies youngster Sean Longstaff as 'tremendous', and conceded that seeing the player flourishing at the expense of him has been difficult to deal with.