Pardew hopeful of bringing quality signings to Newcastle

FA CHARGE:  Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
FA CHARGE: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE United are hopeful of a transfer breakthrough over the next few days.

The club has lodged bids for Lille’s Mathieu Debuchy and FC Twente’s Douglas.

And tentative discussions have also taken place with Liverpool over a move for Andy Carroll, initially on a season-long loan.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew, speaking from United’s base in Munich, wouldn’t be drawn on the identities of the three players the club is looking to sign.

But he believes the club will be a significant player in this summer’s transfer market.

However, Pardew insists Newcastle will walk away from a deal if the price isn’t right.

“Any big player or good player that comes to the table, we need to be involved in it,” said Pardew.

“We need to know what is going on. What is the price? Can we do it? Can we afford? If we can’t we go somewhere else.

“We want the best quality players and at the moment we have three possible transfers actively being pursued in terms of bids and trying to get a deal where the other club gets what they want and we get what we want.”

United are understood to have tabled a £3million bid for defender Douglas, while an offer of up to £7million has been reportedly made for Debuchy, a right-back.

Meanwhile, Pardew turned 51 yesterday, and he celebrated his birthday with his players at an Italian restaurant in Munich.

Earlier, the squad went white-water rafting in Augsburg on their day off.

Newcastle are back in action on Saturday, when they face Fenerebahce in Ritzing, Austria.