"It's out of my hands now," Pardew told the Shields Gazette.
"We've done the selection process and put a number of players in front of Derek and Lee [Charnley, club secretary], and now it's about getting the players who can take the club forward.
"It's never easy at this level. But the one thing I do know is that we're getting the right noises from the players.
"As has been reported, the players want to come.
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"That's because of the success we had last year - that bodes well.
"It's just about getting the deals right."While attempting to take the club forward with new signings, Pardew's job has also involved keeping his best players at the Sports Direct Arena.
"I've always been relaxed about it," said Pardew.
"I think Demba's said all he needed to say - he's a Newcastle player, and he enjoys playing here."
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