Aston Villa, Celtic alerted as Simpson Newcastle contract talks collapse
The Sunday Sun says Toon have made Simpson a take-it-or-leave-it five-year contract offer - but the right-back won't be signing it.
Negotiations on a new deal for Simpson have broken down after United's original offer was too low to persuade the defender to commit his long-term future.
Simpson is now prepared to play out the final two years of his contract and hope to persuade the Toon hierarchy to change their minds. Interest from QPR and Celtic in the defender persists.