Newcastle captain Fabricio Coloccini is buoyed by the fact they have not lost any of their key players this summer.
Demba Ba, Papiss Cisse, Yohan Cabaye and Cheick Tiote have all been mentioned as potential targets for some of their Premier League rivals.
Alan Pardew has so far only managed to sign youngsters such as Curtis Good, Gael Bigirimana and Romain Amalfitano during this transfer window.
His pursuit of Mathieu Debuchy is still ongoing as he searches for a new right-back ahead of the campaign.
However, the fact that the club have retained their best players has filled the Argentina international with optimism ahead of the coming season.
"The good players we have are still here. That is very important. We want to keep the same team," he told The Chronicle.
"We hope to do that and look forward. I'm still excited about the season ahead, of course I am.
"We had a great year last year. Now we'll look to have as much joy this year with our fans."