Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has assured supporters that the club will be making strides in the transfer market after the sale of club captain Kevin Nolan.
The 28-year-old failed to agree an extension to his deal at St James's Park and has subsequently joined former manager Sam Allardyce at Upton Park.
And Pardew, who also saw top scorer Andy Carroll leave on the final day of the January transfer window, has moved to reassure Newcastle fans that the club will be making purchases this summer.
“We are looking to complete on a number of deals over the next month or so, and I am sure with the quality of signings I anticipate coming into the club, we should look forward to exciting times in the upcoming season as we look to establish the club as a genuine force in the top half of the Premier League," he said.
After Yohan Cabaye completed his move to Newcastle at the weekend, The Magpies are said to be close to signing Demba Ba and Neil Taylor and are readying bids for Craig Gardner and Tranquillo Barnetta.
Pardew will also be fighting for the future of Newcastle pair Joey Barton and Jose Enrique, who could both continue the exodos.