The out-of-favour 28-year-old has failed to score a single Premier League goal in 12 appearances this season and has been used sparingly due to the form of loan signing Loic Remy, who has notched eight times.
|33/1||Loic Remy is 33/1 with bet365 to be the Premier League's top scorer|
"I am sure that, come January, a lot of teams will be looking at our situation," Pardew said. "But they'd have to spend a lot of money to get him [Cisse].
"I would suggest to any club [wanting to buy Cisse], just look at [chairman] Mike Ashley's record of selling players. Would it cost a hell of a lot? Correct.
"I am sure he is not ecstatic right now because footballers want to play. I have no problem with that. But he has certainly not sulked about it.
"He is trying to do his job, but it is not easy. He has previously been a regular throughout his career, so this is not an easy thing to deal with.
"He is training well and looks sharp and ready and I genuinely think that before we get to the FA Cup game [against Cardiff City in January], he will have played. But he is going to have to take his chance now because Shola [Ameobi] has done well.
"Remy is obviously playing well, and Hatem [Ben Arfa] looked terrific when he came on at Manchester United. So Papiss is in the pool now, and if he wants to be a regular, which Remy is now - and you could not argue with that - he needs to take his chance when he gets it."