Twal has played his entire NRL career at the Wests Tigers since being pinched from Parramatta's lower-grades midway through 2017, however after recently being given permission to look elsewhere, a number of suitors have emerged for the prop.
Canterbury appeared as favourites after Twal was spotted having coffee with Bulldogs' coach Cameron Ciraldo, however the potential for a player swap has launched a new club to the top of the heap.
The Manly Sea Eagles are quietly going through a rebuild of sorts, reshaping their roster with a number of comings and goings in the squad, and Twal could well be next.
But while some are signing their name on the dotted-line, others are preparing to depart the Northern Beaches club.
The Sydney Morning Herald reports both players are on quite similar salaries and a swap deal has been put forward.
Keppie has already been informed by Manly that he is free to look elsewhere despite being under contract for the next three seasons.
Phil Gould confirmed that Canterbury were interested on Wide World of Sports, as well as confirming the touted swap between Wests and Manly.
“Our coach spoke to him this week,” Gould said on the network.
“There's very, very little out there on the market, so I guess when a player like that comes on the market you've got to do your due diligence and have a chat, so the coach went and had a chat this week.
“In a world with mobile phones and cameras someone had to take a photo of it and send it to the media.
"I think Manly and the Tigers are discussing perhaps a trade, or a swap, with Alex. We'll know more next week what his intentions are, and we've got to decide whether that's right for us as well.
“Alex has to decide whether that's right for him.”
A decision will be made in the coming months with just under seven weeks under November 1st rolls around, and players begin officially relocating ahead of pre-season.