Date: 10th March 2017 at 1:15am
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Newcastle United will make an end of season bid for Ben Osborn- if they win promotion.

According to a report in The Mirror Rafa Benitez has been impressed by the Nottingham Forest midfielder and believes that he has the potential to step up to the Premier League.

Seven points from three matches against their three biggest rivals has put Newcastle in the driving seat with Rafa Benitez determined to drive home their current advantage.

An instant return to the top flight was the demand placed on the Spaniard at the start of the season with United bang on course to hit that target.

Benitez was frustrated by the club’s struggles during the January transfer window to bring in new faces but has a clear idea of what is required if they go up.

Twenty-two year old Osborn has come through the ranks with Newcastle looking to sign emerging English talent after some expensive foreign failures.

With more than 100 EFL appearances Osborn fits the bill with Forest now firmly in the mode of being a selling club.