Newcastle defender Danny Simpson will be subject of fresh interest from Fulham when the Newcastle United right-back returns from his holiday in the United States.
The Chronicle understands Simpson is still open to the possibility of staying on Tyneside but has targeted a move to the capital if his future is not resolved with United.
The Cottagers would fit the bill for the player, who could be on the brink of ending his three-year stay with the black-and-whites.
Queens Park Rangers also have a longstanding interest in the player, the boyhood Manchester United fan Simpson also enthusiastic about working for one of his heroes Mark Hughes.
However, newly-appointed Norwich City manager Chris Hughton – who signed him at United – is also keeping tabs on the right-back who has always split Toon fans’ opinion.
A source close to Simpson told the Chronicle: “Danny will see where the land lies when he returns from holiday. If he does leave Newcastle then London would be a real attraction for him.”
Simpson was offered a new deal towards the end of last season and has been told there will be no advance in the proposal despite the Mancunian’s disappointment.
While running down the final year of his contract this season and waiting to become a free agent remains an option, United would rather cash in on the player this summer in the same manner they did with Jose Enrique last year.
Alan Pardew does not want disgruntled players in his squad as the Magpies approach a season in which they will start challenging on four fronts for the first time in six years.