Moyes's departure from the London Stadium was confirmed this morning, with reports indicating he had run out of patience with West Ham, and Fonseca was among the candidates they were hoping to talk to.
"This is an exciting time for our football club".
Thursday's football stories focus on the search for David Moyes' successor.
Lukasz Fabianski: The Swansea goalkeeper is being eyed up by a host of Premier League clubs following the Swans' relegation, with Newcastle, Crystal Palace, Watford and West Ham all interested in the Poland global, the Daily Mirror reports.
He could definitely earn a better salary at West Ham and would nearly certainly have more to spend on potential signings.
But it serves to highlight Benitez's frustration that such a scenario has been talked about since last summer.
The Hammers have also insisted that work is under way to appoint a top calibre manager who will be able to match the club's ambition and take them forward in the near future.
The transfer window opened on May 17 for Premier League clubs.
He mentioned: 'After I had the assembly with Mike Ashley (in Might, 2017) I used to be assured that we now have the cash obtainable and the wages. Hopefully Mike can keep his word and we can do what we want to do.
Sources close to the owner say he will give the boss at least £50m to spend this summer and perhaps as much as £70m, depending on player sales. If you go to China you can make a lot of money.
'Then the assembly was essential to persuade me to remain.
Benitez, although, believes the next switch spend of round £40m fell in need of that promise and was irritated on the size of time taken to finish offers.