Newcastle boss Pardew confirms interest for Remy, Bent

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's keen on Aston Villa striker Darren Bent. QPR's Loic Remy is also on Pardew's radar.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits he's keen on Aston Villa striker Darren Bent.

QPR's Loic Remy is also on Pardew's radar.

He told the Northern Echo: "Both of those players are on our list. I make no bones about that.

"But they are under contract at other clubs. It's difficult, you have to be careful. It's nice for our fans to hear names, but I don't want to disrupt other clubs' preparations.

"We have a list of four or five strikers who will push [Papiss] Cisse, Shola [Ameobi], Adam Campbell and Yoan Gouffran because that will be important next season.

"We do need two strikers. Last year, I didn't think there was enough competition in that area for a Premier League team."

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