Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew insists he won't be signing a new centre-half this month.

Even a knee injury to Fabricio Coloccini has not altered his mind.

Pardew said: "I've seen three or four centre-halves linked with us but I don't see why I should do that.

"I've Mapou here who we paid £8.5m for - and he was very unlucky to come out of the side when he was doing well. We also have Steven Taylor, who we know is a great player, so I can't see there being a situation where I need to do a knee-jerk reaction.

"Colo's injury is a grade two tear and therefore doesn't need surgery. It's four to six weeks maximum."

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