Bent appears to be surplus to requirements at Aston Villa while Loic Remy has been linked with an exit from QPR following their relegation from the Premier League last season.
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"Both of those players are on our list. I make no bones about that," Pardew told the Northern Echo.
"But they are under contract at other clubs. It's difficult, you have to be careful. It's nice for our fans to hear names, but I don't want to disrupt other clubs' preparations.
"We have a list of four or five strikers who will push [Papiss] Cisse, Shola [Ameobi], Adam Campbell and Yoan Gouffran because that will be important next season.
"We do need two strikers. Last year, I didn't think there was enough competition in that area for a Premier League team."