Pardew told The Journal: "It's a bit difficult for me to talk about Yohan when I haven't seen him because he's still away.
"The internationals are back on the 15th and I'll sit down and talk to him about the comments that have come out.
"The bottom line is, though, he's got a three-year contract with us still to run and I expect him to be a big part of our season next year. Hopefully, he will be.
"He's still very much in my plans, but like any player at any club, there is a price - but it's going to be a very high price."