Wests Tigers have officially opened negotiations to retain star hooker Robbie Farah.
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Farah comes off contract after next season and there is speculation he will be pursued by Ricky Stuart's Parramatta Eels.
Sacked coach Tim Sheens and Farah fell out over the past three weeks.
In an email to club members yesterday detailing Sheens' departure, chief executive Steve Humphreys also said: "Our captain Robbie Farah is off-contract at the end of next year and you will be pleased to know the club has commenced discussions about a new deal."