Newcastle boss Pardew: We can't afford to do transfer business through media

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is staying tightlipped over his January transfer plans.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is staying tightlipped over his January transfer plans.

West Ham United defender James Tomkins could be among his targets, while rumours of a return to the north east for Andy Carroll refuse to go away.

Pardew said: "For us, it's like all clubs and managers, we have to be very careful how we negotiate and discuss things, so on the media side, we are not going to say much at all in this window - I will apologise to you now for that.

"We will keep our cards close to our chest, but obviously, we are out there looking at the market."

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