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Newcastle eye transfer signings

Newcastle eye transfer signings

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew watched his side qualify for the next round of the Europa League last night, despite a 2-0 defeat against Bordeaux yesterday. However, the Toon Army want to make sure they can bring in new players before the end of the transfer window in January.

Newcastle have been linked with a number of players, with Lille defender Mathieu Debuchy believed to be at the top of Pardew's list.

"We wanted to qualify, that was the first agenda in this competition, and we did that with a game to spare," Pardew told reporters.

"I think it would have been difficult coming here if we both hadn't qualified and they played their best team on that pitch.

"It would have been difficult for us because they have got some very good players. But the bottom line is we have qualified and we can look forward to February.

"I am just hoping that, fingers-crossed, when we come out of the other side of the window, we have got a stronger squad."