Newcastle boss Rafael Benitez could unite with Warriors striker Nyasha Mushekwi at Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang amid reports that he has received a £12m-a-year offer.

Benitez’s contract at the EPL side expires at the end of this month. He is yet to agree to a new deal offered by club owner Mike Ashley and might leave St James’ Park after just over three seasons.

According to BBC Sport, the Spaniard is also linked with a move to succeed Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea or wait for another offer from Newcastle.

However, the lure of China may be too much given the vast sums on offer, and this could see him working with Mushekwi very soon.

Dalian have won only three of their 13 league games so far this season under South Korean coach Choi Kang-hee.