The Evening Chronicle reports that Fulham have revived their interest in Newcastle defender Danny Simpson.
Magpies manager Alan Pardew has recently reiterated that he wants to keep the former Manchester United full-back at the club, although the 25 year-old has yet to sign a contract extension. The right back’s current deal expires at the end of next season and, despite talk of a new four-year contract, he has not committed his future to Newcastle.
Simpson has been a long-standing Fulham target, with the club’s interest in the Salford-born defender dating back to Mark Hughes’ time at Craven Cottage. With Hughes now poised to take over at QPR and Aston Villa rumoured to monitoring developments with regards to Simpson’s contract negotiations, Fulham keen not to lose out a potential replacement for the injured Zdenek Grygera. Martin Jol has highlighted the right back spot as an area where Fulham need reinforcements, despite Stephen Kelly’s fine recent form.
Simpson, who has made 24 appearances for Newcastle this season and scored in their League Cup win at Nottingham Forest, suffered a shoulder interest in the FA Cup win over Blackburn at the weekend but is hoping to be available for selection against QPR on Sunday.