Canterbury centre Will Hopoate is reportedly nearing a move to the Saints, but it won't be with St George Illawarra.
The off-contract Bulldog has been closely linked to the Super League, with reigning champions St Helens understood to be nearing agreement on a two-year deal, according to The Daily Telegraph.
It is understood that the Saints have offered Hopoate a deal that would see the 29-year-old venture to the Northern Hemisphere, with Rugby League Live suggesting the Merseyside club currently await his response.
With a reported player-swap move involving Dragon Matt Dufty now falling through after the fullback signed for the Belmore club from 2022 on a single deal, Hopoate could find himself plying his trade in England.
The attraction of a multi-year deal would be desirable for Hopoate, who has reportedly baulked at 12 months offers that would keep him in Australia.
Hopoate is among a plethora of off-contract Bulldogs players that are facing an uncertain future at the club as Trent Barrett continues his list overhaul.
2022 can't come soon enough for the Bulldogs.
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The Bulldogs will welcome Josh Addo-Carr, Matt Burton, Brent Naden and Dufty to their senior side from 2022, but will be making a number of cut-throat decisions on their current list before the season's end.