Pieters Transfer Hangs On Ashley Splashing The Cash

17 August 2011 01:13
Erik Pieters was today on PSV Eindhoven's flight to Austria for their Europa League clash with SV Ried tomorrow - suggesting Newcastle's transfer talks have gone off the rails. Alan Pardew wants the defender - but Mike Ashley says he won't pay the £6m PSV want for their Dutch international. PSV Communications Manager Pedro Salazar Hewitt: “He is travelling with us to Austria. “If nothing else happens he will be in the squad on Thursday night.”