In an official statement on their website, PSV have confirmed that Georginio Wijnaldum travels to the Alps with the rest of the squad today – not Newcastle.

The Dutch champions are away until Saturday 18 July when they return to Holland.

Intense speculation yesterday had claimed that PSV Captain Wijnaldum was on his way to Tyneside today to complete a move but that is now looking well wide of the mark.

Obviously things can change quickly if Mike Ashley decides that credible players are an urgent requirement for the squad before they fly off to America at the weekend, but the signs aren’t great now that this day will be any more uplifting than the previous 45 that have passed since the season ended.

PSV Official Statement

The squad departs Thursday (today) morning to France for a training camp in the Alps, around Lake Geneva. Playing in different locations against FC Basel (July 11) and Olympique Lyonnais (July 15), in the ‘Valais Cup’. At the end of the training camp on Friday July 17, there is also scheduled a friendly against AS Monaco .

PSV will stay abroad until Saturday, July 18 abroad. The camp is based in the French town of Evian -les- Bains . Head coach Phillip Cocu added a selection of youth players given the chance to prove themselves during training camp. Among them include Nicolai Laursen and Clint Leemans. The Dutch internationals also join his training camp.

Below is the full list of players who spend the next week abroad :

Keepers: Luuk Koopmans, Remko Pasveer and Jeroen Zoet

Dfenders: Suently Alberto, Joshua Brenet, Jeffrey Bruma, Nicolas Isimat, Simon Poulsen, Jordy de Wijs en Jetro Willems

Midfielders: Jorrit Hendrix, Oscar Hiljemark, Clint Leemans, Ramon Pascal Lundqvist, Adam Maher, Marcel Ritzmaier, Stijn Schaars, Rai Vloet and Georginio Wijnaldum

Strikers: Steven Bergwijn, Luuk de Jong, Nikolai Laursen, Jürgen Locadia and Luciano Narsingh