Benayoun has seen just one minute of action for the Blues this season and looks to be surplus to requirements following the arrival of Juan Mata from Valencia. It has been reported that Benayoun could head to Tottenham if Chelsea manage to sign Luka Modric, while Newcastle have also been linked with the Israel captain, who moved to Stamford Bridge from Liverpool last summer on a free transfer. Benayoun wrote on Twitter: "negotiating with several team (sic) ...news soon." Benayoun was restricted to 10 appearances for the club last season due to an Achilles injury, which kept him out for six months.