RAFAEL BENITEZ expects his future at Newcastle United to finally be resolved within the next ten days.

Benitez will take his Magpies side to Fulham on Sunday for their final game of the Premier League season, with his future beyond the end of his current contract still be agreed.

The uncertainty over his plans beyond June 30 has dragged on throughout the season, but there should finally be a resolution when he meets senior club officials next week.

Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley are set to sit down with Benitez, with hopes still high that a deal can be agreed.

Benitez said: “We will have a meeting for sure and then we will let you know, but still we have to concentrate on the last game. I will be around after the game. We have to wait – in ten days we will see what is going on.

“I am sure I will be there at the meeting. Lee Charnley has to be there, but I do not know who else. Mike Ashley? I expect he will be there. I don’t want to talk too much about the meeting because still we do not know.”

Benitez’s future is not the only issue that will have to be resolved in the next couple of weeks, with major question marks also hanging over Salomon Rondon’s future beyond the end of the current campaign.

Benitez remains keen to sign Rondon on a permanent basis, but accepts it will be impossible to make a firm decision over the striker until the questions over his own position are resolved.

He said: “I talk with him every day and everyone is really pleased. He played really well for us and was a key player in our achievements. It is easy to say we have to sign him, but we have to see what happens with me and he has to see what is happening with West Bromwich Albion.

“It is not just a decision (for us). You also have the play-offs and you will have an idea of what is going on there.”

Newcastle round off their season at Craven Cottage on Sunday, with Ki Sung-yueng having been added to their list of absentees. DeAndre Yedlin, Florian Lejeune and Miguel Almiron have already been ruled out of the game.

Benitez said: “It is more or less the same problems, but we have also lost Ki. He has a knee problem. It is not very serious, but we do not want to take any risks.”