Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew is confident no stars will be sold today.

Pardew revealed owner Mike Ashley has fought had to keep his squad together, seeing off bids for the likes of Cheick Tiote and Yohan Cabaye, who have been Arsenal targets during the summer.

He said: "You have to pay a lot of respect to Mike, we've had a couple of phone calls during the window and we could have cashed in on a couple of our players but he didn't and I thank him for that and our fans should thank him too."