Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has talked up buying Premier League experience this summer.

The Evening Chronicle says Pardew wants to bring in at least one, most probably two, players with genuine Premier League experience, the polar opposite of what happened in January.

Asked whether he had spoken to owner Mike Ashley about such a move, Pardew said: "I have never had that conversation with Mike.

"It doesn't mean an old player, let's get that straight. I mean an experienced player.

"Theo Walcott must have played 250 games for Arsenal and he's only 24. That's the experience we lack."