Pardew was in Holland yesterday reportedly having a look at Ajax defender Nigel de Jong. De Jong's contract ends this summer and it is rumoured he will be able to leave for £1 million.
West Ham are also rumoured to have upped their bid for Dean Ashton to £7 million.
West Ham have apparently also joined several clubs in the race to sign Wolves striker Kenny Miller. The 26-year-old Scottish international has failed to sign a new deal at Molineux - with Celtic, Blackburn Rovers, Birmingham City and Fulham all also reportedly tracking the forward.