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."