But other than youngsters Romain Amalfitano, Gael Bigirimana and Curtis Good, he has managed to get just one, midfielder Vurnon Anita from Ajax.
Moves for Luke de Jong, Douglas, Mathieu Debuchy and Andy Carroll have all fallen through and Pardew will spend the last two days of the window trying to keep his current squad intact.
“We’re not really trying to get players in,” said Pardew, whose side play
Greek club Atromitos tonight following a 1-1 draw in Athens in the first leg
“The young lads are going to get games this season. I’ve been saying to them, ‘This is your year.’
“I think we’re just watching the market and seeing if anything pops its head up to see if it’s appealing.”
Pardew did not totally rule out a late move for Carroll, but
Newcastle (4-5-1 probable): Krul; Tavernier, Williamson, Perch, R Taylor; Obertan, Gosling, Amalfitano, Bigirimana, Marveaux; Ba.
Atromitos (4-5-1 probable): Itandje; Giannoulis, Fyntanidas, Lazaridis, Skondras; Beljic, Brito, Dimoutsos, Iglesias; Epstein; Kuqi.