Big deals are Hazardous for Toon
Pardew tells fans not to get excited by rumours
By Graeme Bailey - Tweet me: @skygraemebailey. Last Updated: January 16, 2012 2:56pm
Alan Pardew: Wary of Newcastle being linked to big names
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has told fans not got overly excited when they see the club mentioned in relation to players like Eden Hazard.
Rumours swept Tyneside on Sunday that Hazard had been seen at Newcastle's training ground.
It transpires that the rumour led from a misunderstanding which arose from the fact Hazard had been due to watch the match as a guest of his former Lille team-mate Yohan Cabaye, but he could not make it as he had a game himself on Sunday.
And Pardew admits it is not fair on his fans to get linked to such players as they have a clear transfer plan at the club and intend to stick to it.
"It's unfair on our fans - they'll be looking up Hazard and people like that," he told the Evening Chronicle.
"The guy's worth about £36m - he ain't coming here.
"I'd love him to come here.
"If he was at the training ground, I'd rather have been there than at the game!
"He wasn't, and unfortunately I don't think he will be."