Alan Pardew: "I'm not saying it's the end of the world if we don't get players in, but I do feel the need to bring in a player or two as soon as we can.
"It is important we try to bring someone in but it has to be right. The window is notoriously difficult for making bad deals.
"A couple have gone through, that I won't mention, but they don't look good value to me. You have to make sure it's good value and the right player.
"I'm going to see Mike Ashley just to reinforce the point - that's my job. And I am ready for those battles.
"I will be very surprised if we don't get anybody."