Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew has described the club's proposed double signing of Jamaal Lascelles and Karl Darlow as "good business".
"Every time we sign a player we think it's good business. We think it's part of what we do," Pardew is quoted as saying by Goal.com.
"It's our judgement. They are two great assets for Newcastle United."
Newcastle return to pre-season action on Sunday when they welcome Real Sociedad to St James' Park.