Danny Simpson insists he is happy at Newcastle United and is confident a new contract at St James' Park will be agreed.
The full-back has impressed for the Magpies over the past 18 months and the Magpies are keen to secure the 24-year-old's long-term future.
Alan Pardew wants a swift resolution to the issue and the Newcastle boss has warned that Simpson will have to be sold if a new deal is not agreed.
However, the former Manchester United youngster has moved to quell any concerns about his commitment to the Magpies by outlining his happiness with life in the North East.
"It's not a problem," said Simpson in the Daily Mirror. "I'm happy here and Newcastle want me to stay.
"Contracts don't get sorted out in a couple of days, I'm sure it will get sorted in time. I'm happy and my family are here.
"It's a great time to be at Newcastle at the moment, the whole city is buzzing and I'm sure our form will carry on for the rest of the season."
Simpson returns to his old club on Saturday and he is confident that Newcastle are capable of picking up a positive result against the champions at Old Trafford.
"I always have something to prove to him (Sir Alex Ferguson)," added Simpson, who made just a handful of appearances for the Red Devils before joining Newcastle in 2009.
"I'm a United fan and was there from when I was 11 until a couple of years ago. I had a good time, but I'm part of a good Newcastle team now.
"I go there looking to play well and at the back of my mind, like any player against their old club, to prove a point.
"It's nice I can go back as part of a good team. We're in the top four at the moment and not just going there for a day for the friends and family to watch - a lot of them are United fans anyway - we're going there looking to get points off them and close the gap."