Bolasie exit would stun Pardew

The 25-year-old??has impressed during the first half of the season but Pardew, who??is confident significant funds will be??available to strengthen his squad this month, believes Bolasie will be staying put.??

“Like with any player you can never say never, and I learned that at Newcastle, losing Andy Carroll on the last day of the window,” Pardew said.

“So never say never but I think it would take an extraordinary bid to take him away from this football club in the situation we are in. I would be very surprised if any club wanted to make that phone call.”

Pardew’s first league game in charge on Saturday sees the Eagles host Tottenham, who will be in confident mood after a superb 5-3 win over Chelsea on New Year’s Day.

“It’s important when you’re fighting relegation you don’t hit teams in red hot form and Tottenham are, so it’s not the greatest of starts,” Pardew said.

“They were terrific against Chelsea. The fact the Europa League campaign has closed down has helped them because that’s a huge factor, which we suffered with at Newcastle.

“This is a great period for them and we’re going to have to try to knock them out of their stride.”