Magpies boss Alan Pardew has been told he’ll definitely be in charge at St. James’ Park next season and has now turned his attention to transfer targets he believes will prevent a repeat of last season.
And it’s believed he may return to his old club West Ham for recently crowned Player of the Year Mark Noble.
The 27-year-old was one of few stand out players for the Hammers last season has become something of a cult hero for the Upton Park faithful over the years as he approaches 300 first-team appearances for the club.
But Pardew believes he’ll be able to tempt the self-confessed West Ham fan away from Upton Park this summer, although he may be forced to part with around £8million should the Hammers even entertain his advances.
Noble still has two years left on his Upton Park contract and has recently expressed his desire at walking the Hammers out in their first game at the Olympic Stadium in 2016.