Injuries and Tim Krul‚Äôs fine form have kept Harper out of the side, but Pardew insists he is going nowhere ‚Äď and remains competition for the Holland international.
He said: ‚ÄúThere is no situation with Steve. Harps and Rob are here as back-up to Tim at the moment because Tim has the jersey. It is as simple as that.
‚ÄúThere is no chance of him going out on loan. None at all.‚ÄĚ