Alan Pardew has hinted Robbie Keane and David Bentley are Newcastle targets.
Pardew told Sky Sports 1 after the victory over Wigan: “I’ve made it clear to Mike and Derek that I think it is important that we be seen to be doing something positive with the group.
“We have got some really good players and I think we need another player in this window. Hopefully we can get that.”
Asked if there was any substance to reports of interest in Keane and Bentley, Pardew added: “There is a lot in both of those, but I don’t know if they are for us.
“You have got to make sure that the decision you make is the correct one. And the most important thing, I think, for this particular club is that they can carry the shirt and be big enough and bold enough to play with the expectation.
“Those two players obviously fit that bill.”
Pardew continued: “I can’t say we haven’t spoken to Spurs because I was speaking to them last week and we talked about players.
“I think they want to do some movement and we want to do some movement.
“Whether we take a player from Spurs is a question I can’t answer, but we are looking at the market and we want to bring an offensive player in.
“I have made no mistake about that with the board and with the press – I want an offensive player.”
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