The Manly Sea Eagles are attempting to add troubled Titans forward Bryce Cartwright to their club.
The 23-year-old has lost form following his troublesome switch to the Gold Coast, but the Sea Eagles are confident that they can help Cartwright recapture his best self.
Coaches Trent Barett and John Cartwright, Bryce's uncle, played key roles in working out a deal to bring the skilled back-rower back to Sydney.
Off-field dramas have plagued the former Panthers star to a point where he struggled to find a spot in the Titans best 17.
Seven news reporter, Chris Garry reports there are still some issues that need to be worked out between the two teams.
"Details are being worked out and will take some time. But manly want him and Titans think it’s best for him to go there so it will get worked out.
"The issue to be decided is who pays what. Titans need cap space. Manly need a cheap forward. This is a good move for Bryce with John there to help him. It will sort itself out."
The issue to be decided is who pays what. Titans need cap space. Manly need a cheap forward. This is a good move for Bryce with John there to help him. It will sort it’s self out. https://t.co/lBfGp6XXRe
— Chris Garry (@ChrisGarry7) July 4, 2018
Cartwright is currently signed to a deal which guarantees him $3 million from 2018-2021. At the time he was signed, Titans coach Brennan referred to Cartwright as the “most skilful player I’ve ever coached”.
Brennan, however, has recently said Cartwright may leave the club if he can find a new home.
“The truth is we aren’t shopping Bryce, but his management have been looking around,” Brennan told The Courier Mail.
“Whenever a player is playing Queensland Cup, they don’t want to be there and that’s understandable. As a result, his manager has put some feelers out to see if there is any interest in Bryce.
“If Bryce doesn’t want to be here, he is more than welcome to explore his options elsewhere.”