Penrith junior Peter Wallace’s fifth season at the Brisbane Broncos will not be his last if the club has its way.
Wallace is off contract at the end of the year.
With Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk also a free agent, there has been speculation the Broncos could enter a bidding war for the Test star.
It seems a perfect fit for Cronk to return to Brisbane but Broncos general manager of football operations Andrew Gee says it won’t be happening.
“We are speaking to Pete (Wallace) about a new a deal, and we are keen to keep him,” Gee said.
“We’ve never approached Cooper, and we won’t be. We have said all along we have faith in the current playing roster, and that is our priority.”
Cronk, 28, is reportedly seeking a huge pay day with amounts in excess of $800,000 a year being bandied around.
Other Broncos coming off contract include five eighth Corey Norman, star utility Ben Te’o, prop Mitchell Dodds and outside back Dane Gagai.
Gee said he was close to finalising a new deal with Norman and was keen to keep the other players.