Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has hopes of a late big name signing.

Pardew's hope is that owner Mike Ashley will sanction another big signing to go with Senegal striker Papiss Demba Cisse rather than a sale.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "I will still have my phone on during the last day hoping I get the right sort of call rather than the wrong sort of call - that I'm getting a player in rather than losing a player.

"We've got a great opportunity in this ­second half of the season.

"It would be a real big bonus to get to the end of the window and not lose anyone."< /Q>