Newcastle have been boosted in their pursuit of Moussa Sissoko, with the young midfielder claiming it would be a dream come true to make the move from France to the Premier League.
Sissoko moved through Toulouse's youth system into the senior squad in 2007, and has since become an integral part of the Ligue 1's side.
But now, Sissoko claims he would love to make a move to England to continue to develop his skills, admitting he is flattered to be connected with a club of Newcastle's calibre.
"To play in the Premier League would be a dream come true," he told Sky Sports.
"It is a fantastic league and I enjoy watching it.
"Newcastle are a fantastic team and would be attractive to any player. I am no different."
Pardew has been known to target French players in his transfer policy, with the manager having mixed success in the market since taking over the club over 18 months ago.
Sissoko would be quite the coup for the north eastern club, with the likes of Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Liverpool all believed to be keeping tabs on his performances for both club and country.
With Sissoko coming into the final 12 months of his deal with Toulouse, Newcastle and any other foreign club would have the opportunity to speak to him when the January transfer market opens up over a contract, though competition will be high for interested parties, with the 23 year old able to go for almost nothing in the next summer.