Yohan Cabaye, Fabricio Coloccini, Cheik Tiote, Papiss Cisse and Matthieu Debuchy have all been granted extra time off after their excursions this month with the national teams.
Newcastle confirmed yesterday that the players will report back for pre-season training on Wednesday, July 3, although the five players will be given another week and a half to rest after playing international football since last season ended.
They will not play in the first friendly of the summer, at Motherwell on July 16.
Motherwell (A) July 16
Rio Ave (A) July 20
Pacos Ferreira (A) July 23
Blackpool (A) July 29
St Mirren (A) July 31
Braga (H) August 10
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