Pardew's first signing could be free agent Steve Sidwell, who left Fulham after the Cottagers were relegated from the Premier League.

The Magpies face competition from the likes of Crystal Palace and Stoke, but Pardew is willing to push for the 31-year-old's inclusion to help bring more experience to the team.

Another target for Newcastle this summer is Manchester United outcast Wilfried Zaha.

the pacey winger failed to shine during his loan spell with Cardiff but Pardew is certain of his quality and will look to secure a cut-price deal or loan arrangement for next term.

Both Arsenal and Tottenham are interested in Zaha, who will have to wait and see if new United boss Louis Van Gaal sees any future for him in his new look Old Trafford side.

Newcastle also hope to lure free-agent midfielder Jack Colback from rivals Sunderland.

Tenerife striker Ayoze Perez, has also been lined up to join the Geordies in a £1.8m deal, while Hertha Berlin striker Pierre-Michel Lasogga has also been linked with a move to the Tyneside club.