Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew hopes to get the green light today for summer spending.

The Mirror says Pardew faces a Wednesday showdown with his Newcastle boss Mike Ashley - and will be ordered to never let the club get into relegation danger again.

Pardew wants "two strikers" signed as a priority, with Liverpool's Newcastle old boy Andy Carroll, a cut-price Loic Remy of relegated Queens Park Rangers and St Etienne's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang all under consideration.

Ajax attacking midfielder and skipper Siem de Jong is also an option.