Pardew hopes for Coloccini deal
The 28-year-old Argentinian midfielder this week put pen to paper on a four-year deal and Pardew, who had hoped to persuade Kevin Nolan, Jose Enrique and Joey Barton to stay on Tyneside this summer, is keeping his fingers crossed that compatriot Coloccini will follow suit. The central defender will lead the Magpies into Premier League battle at Wolves on Saturday hoping to extend their eight-game unbeaten start to the season. Pardew said: "Of course Colo is on the agenda, there is no doubt about that. He's had a terrific start as captain. "We have a different look to the team and he is part of that, and securing Jonas will only help in the process of trying to secure Coloccini."