AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 27: Adam Blair of the Broncos during warmup prior to the round 12 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Brisbane Broncos at Mt Smart Stadium on May 27, 2017 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

The Brisbane Broncos have given forward Adam Blair permission to negotiate with rival clubs, despite still having a year left on his deal.

Blair is contracted to Brisbane for the 2018 season but is receiving strong interest from both the New Zealand Warriors and St George Illawarra Dragons.

Broncos head coach Wayne Bennett today confirmed that they have given Blair their permission to speak to other clubs.

“We’ve been asked about that, we’ve told them to go and have a look around and come back and talk to us. We’ll see what happens,” said Bennett.

It’s understood the Broncos are willing to let Blair go if he receives a long-term deal, with reports the Warriors are offering Blair a four-year contract.

Warriors CEO Jim Doyle is confident that they can make the deal for Blair happen.

“At the moment he’s contracted to the Broncos for next year, but if he gets a release from them there’s a good chance he may end up with us,” said Doyle.

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