Jennings deal may see Ayshford axed

Michael Jennings

Four clubs keen on star centre

NSW Origin centre Michael Jennings is still firmly in the mix at the Wests Tigers , ensuring a nervous summer for Blake Ayshford .

Despite Tigers officials believing Ayshford is about to revive the form that had him tipped as a Kangaroo bolter two years ago, there is no ironclad guarantee he will be there next year despite having a three-year contract.

The Jennings domino could have an impact on five clubs, with the Parramatta Eels , the Tigers, New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons all interested in him.

His former coach Matt Elliott has a high opinion of Jennings and would love to take him to the Warriors , while the Penrith Panthers centre was one of Ricky Stuart 's best in Origin last season.

Jennings' future at Penrith is uncertain thanks to a $650,000-per-season contract. Should the Tigers land him, Ayshford would be the likely casualty ahead of fellow centre Chris Lawrence .

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