The club has been short of a goalscorer Andy Carroll left the club in January – which was followed this summer by the loss of captain and last season's top scorer, Kevin Nolan – and Pardew has yet to use all of the £35 million that was received for the transfer of the England international.
Pardew has signed Demba Ba from West Ham United but he insists that he is still looking for a certain type of striker to fit into the system that he wants to implement at the club.
He told the Evening Chronicle: "We are still looking hard for a striker, and we have got our eyes on every striker who is available at the moment. But they have to be the right fit for this club.
"There is a certain genre they have to fit into. And we will be striving for them to fit into that category."
Pardew has already snapped up several French talents, including Liverpool-linked Sylvain Marveaux and league winner Yohan Cabaye, as well as Ba.