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

  • SaveNUFC

    Am not surprised. Wasn’t expecting anything.

  • SaveNUFC

    This article says that he will pull out from the training.

  • 1957

    He isn’t exactly going to the other side of the world, so getting a flight to Newcastle shouldn’t be a problem if the deal goes ahead. This seems like a bland club statement from PSV on their training camp

  • Kevintoon9

    So he’s going to the Alps, as are Newcastle, not exactly rocket science is it.

  • kuromori

    I wonder what Luuk de Jong has told him…

  • Lost Soul 1

    Should never have believed Ryan Air that Geneva is the local airport for Newcastle

  • Jezza_NUFC

    No surprise. Newcastle were never going to sign him. It was all just another pathetic attempt to flog season tickets.

  • toonterrier

    If he came to Newcastle he would have a bigger mountain to climb. But then its all downhill here.

  • alreet

    Erm yea coz that means he wont be able to fly back over if needed if the clubs are still haggling fees. Need to make sure everyone is happy before we are allowed to open talks with the player.
    Lets see what happens tomorrow. Alot can happen in 24 hours