Pardew - Plans in place
Newcastle boss has already got transfers lined up
By Graeme Bailey - Follow me on Twitter @graemebailey. Last Updated: May 4, 2011 10:01am
Pardew: Targets lined up
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew insists the club are already well advanced in their search for new players.
The Toon chief is insistent that he will be given, as promised, the full £35million from the sale of Andy Carroll in January.
Newcastle are being linked with a host of players, mainly in France with Cheikh M'Bengue, Franck Tabanou, Gervinho and Kevin Gameiro amongst a clutch of Ligue 1 stars said to be on Pardew's radar.
And Pardew admits they are already pushing ahead with their plans and have made approaches.
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"We've made contact with a few clubs about their players, I think that's important," Pardew said.
"There's a lot to be done but the process has started.
"Our chief scout Graham Carr and his team have been very much on the ball and understand exactly where the European market is and the targets we have."
Pardew also admits that some of his shopping will be dependant on how talks go with his current players, with the likes of Joey Barton and Jose Enrique tipped for summer moves.
"I haven't put a figure on how many players I want because it depends on the renegotiations of players we have," he continued.
"Joey Barton, Enrique and Kevin Nolan all need contract deals sorted out - and there are others I won't mention that we still need to secure."