NEWCASTLE UNITED have confirmed they will be one of four English clubs competing at this summer's Premier League Asia Trophy in China.

The Magpies will join Manchester City, West Ham United and Wolves at the tournament.

All four teams will play in a double-header at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Wednesday, July 17, with a third/fourth place play-off and final staged at Shanghai's Hongkou Stadium on Saturday, July 20.

This summer's tournament will be the ninth edition of the Premier League Asia Trophy (previously Barclays Asia Trophy), with Newcastle's only previous involvement having come in the inaugural competition in 2003.

Premier League interim chief executive, Richard Masters, said: "We are delighted to be bringing the Premier League Asia Trophy to China this summer and playing in both Nanjing and Shanghai will be an exciting experience for the league and our clubs.

"The fans in Asia always offer us an extremely warm welcome and terrific support, and we look forward to seeing them in July.

"In Manchester City we have the reigning Premier League champions competing for the trophy, along with three other excellent clubs in Newcastle United, West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers.

"I have no doubt the fans can expect some competitive and thrilling Premier League action."