Alan Pardew: "It's unsettling and unsavoury and it needs to be eliminated.
"It's really not fair. The transfer window should be shut before we kick a ball and that way everyone knows where they are.
"If you can't do your business in the summer, then I don't know why because there is plenty of time.
"The reality is it (the transfer window) shuts on Friday night and we have to sweat right up to 12 o'clock. That's the type of club we are now.
"The top three or four teams have a massive advantage; they can even play with you and say they are coming for one of your players but then not actually [do so]. I'm sure that goes on"