FA charges Newcastle's Slimani with violent conduct

Rafa Benitez left 'very perplexed' by phone call, and Newcastle manager isn't only one

Newcastle United forward Islam Slimani has been charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident during his side's 1-0 defeat to West Bromwich Albion.

According to Il Mattino on Monday, Napoli's Aurelio de Laurentiis, who is anxious he could lose Maurizio Sarri at the end of the season, rang his former manager to ask him if he would be interested in returning to the south of Italy. The 29-year-old was on loan from Leicester City as the Algerian appeared to kick out at Baggies defender Craig Dawson in the 80th minute at St James' Park and was not seen by the match officials but caught on video.

Benitez took over at the Magpies in March 2016 and helped them finish their Premier League season with a six-game unbeaten run, but they were relegated nonetheless. "It's just daft, stupid".

"Off the ball incidents which are not seen at the time are referred by The FA to a panel of three former elite match officials".

Slimani will miss the final three games of the Premier League season against Watford, Tottenham and Chelsea if the charge is proven.

If Slimani is banned, he will return to the King Power with a further tarnished reputation and the club may consider offloading him permanently in the summer.

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