Ryan Bertrand has demanded that Southampton bosses allow him to join Newcastle.
That's according to friends of the former Chelsea left-back.
If the reports turn out to be true, then Bertrand could be on his way to St James' Park.
'He's hoping to join up with Rafael Benitez', said the source. 'The two of them have been on talking terms for a while now.'
The transfer is expected to be in the region of €18 million.
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