Pieters cools Toon talk
PSV full-back Erik Pieters has played down rumours linking him with a move to Newcastle.
Last Updated: 12/08/11 3:59pm
PSV Eindhoven full-back Erik Pieters has played down rumours linking him with a move to Newcastle.
Following the sale of left-back Jose Enrique to Liverpool on Friday, Magpies boss is Alan Pardew is openly in the market for a replacement.
Speculation has since linked the Tyneside club with Pieters, who has replaced Giovanni van Bronckhorst as first-choice left-back for the Dutch national team.
However, the 23-year-old has distanced himself from the rumours, insisting that his club may not want to sell and that following the death of his grandmother his mind is currently not on football matters.
"I am not focused on football right now, only my family counts," Pieters told AD Sportwereld.
"Moreover, there must first be serious discussions with Newcastle and PSV must be willing to let me go."