Last Updated: Tue, 27 Aug 2013 17:05
Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hopes to bring in some more new faces regardless of whether or not Yohan Cabaye stays.
Arsenal are keen on Cabaye but the Gunners have seen their bid of £10million rejected by Newcastle, who value the France international in the region of £20million.
Director of football Joe Kinnear has insisted that the club's management team had agreed before the season began that the squad was strong enough to finish in the top half of table.
Pardew, however, remains keen to bring in at least one new player before the transfer window closes on September 2.
Pardew: "Even without the Cabaye situation, that's something we know we have to try to do.
"I think we have done a good bit of business with Loic Remy, I really do. From that point forward, it's a good start and we need to finish it off."
Newcastle have been linked with Wigan's James McCarthy, amongst others, of late but Pardew refused to name any specific targets.
He added: "The transfer policy here is that we keep our news to ourselves if we are going to go and buy players, and we are going to try to stay on that course.
"But it's pretty obvious that we would like to get one or two over the line."
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