Penrith’s Dallin Watene-Zelezniak has reportedly asked for a release from the Panthers, despite being contracted until the end of the 2020 season.
The 23-year-old has asked for an immediate release, with the Daily Telegraph first with the report.
The news comes as Watene-Zelezniak has been shopped to rival clubs including Parramatta by Penrith.
The Eels have reportedly sent Penrith an offer for the Kiwis Test captain, but haven’t heard back from the foot of the mountains.
Parramatta can afford Watene-Zelezniak, but North Queensland are reportedly interested in the youngster as well.
Watene-Zelezniak has been dropped from both the Panthers’ NRL and reserve-grade teams due to his form.