Magpies boss hopes to fend off offers for key men.
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew is hoping to keep his big name stars at the club this summer as he looks to rebuild and move on from a difficult campaign, according to Sky Sports.
Pardew will meet with club owner Mike Ashley over the coming weeks to discuss their summer plans after a torrid second half of the season saw them slip down near the relegation zone. The manager wants to add ‘two or three’ new signings over the summer but has admitted that it is the outgoings that are worrying him, rather than who might be coming in.
“We’re one of those clubs where we’re liable to lose one of our great players to a Champions League team through finance and sometimes the will of the player,” he said.
“You can’t keep a player who doesn’t want to stay.
“Having said that, it’s going to be very difficult for any club to get a player out of here unless it’s a serious or big bid.”
There are concerns over Fabricio Colocinni, who has made it clear that he wants a return home to Argentina, whist rumours were rife last season of a dressing room divide with certain unnamed players apparently already trying to engineer a move away after failing to comprehend the position that the club were in.