Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is pleased to see Premier League rivals stand their ground over star player sales.

Luis Suarez, Wayne Rooney and Gareth Bale have all courted big-money moves from Liverpool, Manchester United and Tottenham respectively this summer.

Pardew told the Daily Express: "It has been an important stance this summer by some owners to stand up against player power, against some players who obviously want to move on.

"The owners have been strong - and that has been an important message to everyone. We need to make sure that if players move on, it is right for the club."

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