Newcastle chasing Raul and Deco

Ashley wants to show his ambitions with the club by making several big name signings.

A source told News of the World: “Now Mike has overall control of Newcastle he wants to make a statement of intent to the rest of world football.

“He wants to land a global superstar to show he means business and make everyone sit up and take notice.

“Mike hopes to move over the next few weeks as Raul and Deco face uncertain futures.”