Keeping hold of Cheik Tiote and Fabricio Coloccini is surely the priority now for Pardew.
Pardew said: "You're talking about Newcastle United - nothing is certain here.
"We could lose one of our great players, who knows? Because some of the financial decisions are taken out of my hands, of course.
"We'll have to be on our guard against one of our best players going when the window opens and we also want to strengthen one or two areas.
"You can never think you're OK. I learned that in my days at West Ham but the Andy Carroll thing brought that home more vividly than most things."