The Magpies hope to hold talks with Darren Bent’s advisers this week, while their offer for Lyon’s Bafetimbi Gomis remains on the table and they continue to investigate the possibility of a loan move for QPR’s Loic Remy.
Progress has been slow, with director of football Joe Kinnear as yet unable to deliver on his bullish promise of an early breakthrough following his appointment. But Pardew is hopeful of getting the men he wants – if the deal is right.
He said: “I’m not concerned about any of them slipping away. I think we are in the market still.
“We will pay what we think is the right price.”
Newcastle have consistently refused to budge on their valuation of a player since adopting a tried and tested approach to transfers, and have seen a series of potential signings go elsewhere as a result.
Pardew said: “We have always managed to get somebody over the line. I think we will this time.”
Pardew was at least able to welcome Papiss Cisse back into the fold as the Senegal striker’s returned from his exile and scored in a 2-0 friendly win at St Mirren on Tuesday.
It was Muslim Cisse’s first outing since he agreed to end his boycott of their Wonga-sponsored shirt on religious grounds.