Israel Folau

At least four NRL clubs are stepping up their bids to get Israel Folau back to rugby league.

We’re told he is being offered around the $5 million mark for four seasons. And then there is the question whether Dave Smith is prepared to open his much publicised war chest to help one of the clubs get his signature.

The Canterbury Bulldogs were first off the mark, opening talks two months ago. Others have since contacted his player manager.

We’re told the Parramatta Eels, where his brother John debuted against the Warriors on Saturday, has also expressed interest. Even the Gold Coast Titans have made inquiries.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph