Henri Saivet is a player with no future at Newcastle United.
Rafa Benitz preferring to take a handful of kids on the trip to Portugal, rather than including the Senegal international midfielder.
The 27 year old has started only three league games for Newcastle and is two and a half years into a ridiculously long five and a half year contract at St James Park.
There seems little chance of selling him but Wednesday morning brings news of a loan deal supposedly in the pipeline.
Henri Saivet had an average time on loan at Sivasspor in the final months of last season, only getting seven league starts as he helped them finish seventh.
Now, Turkish newspaper Olay claim that Bursaspor, who finished 13th last season, are on the verge of landing the Newcastle midfielder on a loan arrangement.
They report that talks between Newcastle and the Turkish club are ongoing and agreement is close.
Olay say that Saivet is expected to travel to Turkey this week to do is medical and complete the move.
The newspaper claim that Newcastle won’t receive any loan fee and it is a case of just saving on the player’s wages.
Not the news on transfers that Newcastle fans are waiting to hear but getting Henri Saivet out the door, even if only temporarily, is a small step in the right direction.
With Sky Sports reporting this morning that the Salomon Rondon transfer is at a standstill, it makes you wonder just who Rafa Benitez can get into Newcastle on such a limited budget and seemingly very little room for manoeuvre.