Newcastle have confirmed that midfielder Sylvain Marveaux will undergo surgery to address hip and groin problems in America next week.

Manager Alan Pardew revealed on Thursday that the 25-year-old Frenchman was to have an operation within days, and it is now known that he will travel to the renowned Steadman Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

A club statement said: "Newcastle United can confirm that midfielder Sylvain Marveaux will travel to America early next week for an operation on his right hip and groin."

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