Two sides are willing to offer the Spaniard a staggering £30million-plus-a-year deal if he leavesNewcastle in the summer.
The £600,000-a-week salary would far eclipse the £11m a year that ex-Chelsea manager Andre Villas-Boas is on with Shanghai SIPG and the £4m a year that ex-England manager Sven Goran Eriksson is paid by Shenzhen.
It would also put the Toon boss on a par with Carlos Tevez, who earns £632,000 a week.
Benitez was said to be furious over Newcastle’s failure to make any signings in the January transfer window.
Seen as a candidate to replace Arsene Wenger, Benitez says his sole focus is securing promotion, but he will seek talks with Mike Ashley’s regime at the end of the season.