Stand-in boss Nigel Pearson will have to do without his striker for the trip to Old Trafford on Saturday.
The Magpies understood that the player was due to be released by
"If he was going to go, he would have been on a flight out of
"But we are leaving for training in a few minutes and he is going with us."
Martins: "It is up to the officials to decide. If the coach says I can go, I will go. But right now, I haven't heard anything and I just want to concentrate on my country."