Pardew eyes three arrivals
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has admitted he hopes to bring in as many three new faces before the close of the transfer window.
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The Magpies have been relatively quiet on the transfer front this summer with youngsters Gael Bigirimana, Romain Amalfitano and Curtis Good the only new faces at St James' Park.
Pardew is refusing to worry about bringing in any high-profile signings as he is confident the club will keep hold of their top stars if other sides come calling.
"I don't know if not signing anyone is bad news," Pardew told the Sunday Sun.
"I would say that bad news is losing a player, especially one of our top players and I do believe we are pretty strong in terms of that not happening.
"We are in a situation wherein we can hold off any offers that come our way.
"But if we get players in then great. I do need a couple of players, maybe three.
"However, I am very comfortable about going into our first game without any. If, to get a deal done, we need to show patience then that's what we will do.
"It's better to be patient with the ones that you want, rather than going down the list a little bit."