Newcastle boss Pardew not ruling out keeping Simpson
They have to date been unable to reach any agreement with Simpson, whose contract negotiations have now been put on hold until the summer.
Pardew said: "We will just run to the summer and see where we go then.
"I'm not disappointed or hopeful about it - it's just business. He either does a deal here or he doesn't - and if he doesn't do a deal, we will get somebody else."