Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew admits they've kicked off their summer market plans.

Pardew also insists they won't be shopping in the Bosman market.

"We have started," Pardew told the Sunday Sun.

"You can't obviously talk to players, which is a problem, but you can talk to clubs, you can talk to agents and you can generally get a feel for the market.

"That's, of course, what we're doing and our scouting has revved up a little. I shall certainly be on my travels between now and the end of the season, and possibly not be around the training ground as much as I normally am.

"It's important we get that part of it right."