Photos: Linked-away trio committed in Newcastle training

General view outside St James' Park

Newcastle United are preparing for the upcoming 2016-17 season.

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Newcastle United have continued their pre-season training ahead of the upcoming 2016-17 campaign.

The Magpies will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.

Georginio Wijnaldum celebrates after scoring the first goal for Newcastle

Some of the players have yet to report to pre-season duty, but manager Rafael Benitez has already started serious work.

Among the players who were training on Sunday were Florian Thauvin, Daryl Janmaat and Georginio Wijnaldum (see photos below).

Daryl Janmaat celebrates scoring the fifth goal for Newcastle

Winger Thauvin, defender Janmaat and midfielder Wijnaldum have all been linked with moves away from Newcastle in the summer transfer window, but they seemed very committed and focused during Sunday’s training session.

Thauvin joined Newcastle in the summer of 2015, but he failed to adapt to the Premier League and was sent out on loan to his former club Marseille in the January transfer window.

According to The Chronicle, Marseille are interested in signing the 23-year-old wings on yet another loan deal.

Newcastle manager Rafael Benitez

Janmaat, who is 26 years of age and plays as a right-back, is on the radar of Premier League outfit Watford, according to The Sunday People.

The Sunday People has reported of interest from Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Everton in 25-year-old Netherlands international midfielder Wijnaldum.

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