With European football back on Tyneside next season, Pardew is seeking to bolster his ranks with more quality additions as he looks to juggle multi-competition commitments
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has insisted that the club are focused on bringing in players and improving the squad this summer, and not selling its star players.
The Magpies finished fifth in the Premier League last season - their first full campaign under Pardew - and will therefore participate in the Europa League play-off round in late August.
And Pardew, who has been linked with the likes of Lille's adventurous France international right-back Mathieu Debuchy and Twente striker Luuk De Jong amongst others, has made it clear that he and chief scout Graham Carr are working tirelessly to add to the squad ahead of the extra challenges, rather than depleting their numbers.
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Speaking to the Newcastle Evening Chronicle, Pardew said: “We haven’t lost anybody yet, despite all of the speculation.
"We're working to bring a couple of people to improve the squad.
“Mike [Ashley] has made it clear he is committed to the club and we are working through the process of bringing players in.”
"Myself and Graham Carr are keeping an eye on the players we have been tracking during Euro 2012 and seeing how they have performed.”