Sky Sports contributor Keith Downie says Benitez has his eye on bringing in David Luiz on loan from Chelsea.
The Toon trainer also wants Danny Ings and Daniel Sturridge from Liverpool to accelerate his strikeforce.
But a deals are doubtful to get finished as Benitez still doesn’t know his send bill with a bar in a center of a takeover.
“He’s looked during David Luiz this window,” Downie told Sky Sports’ Transfer Talk podcast.
“He’d like to move him on loan until a finish of a window though there’s no possibility of that happening.