The Sea Eagles have made securing halves Cherry-Evans and Kieran Foran long term their top priority as they attempt to retain the nucleus of their premiership-winning roster.
Sea Eagles officials met Cherry-Evans’s manager, Gavin Orr, during the week in an attempt to extend his contract until the end of 2015. However, The Sun-Herald can reveal the Rabbitohs are preparing a massive offer in the hope of luring the 2011 Dally M Rookie of the Year to Redfern.
”There’s certainly some interest there,” a source said.
The Sea Eagles are aware they need to pay him a wage more in line with his standing in the game. Otherwise, given his age – and the fact he has already dispelled concerns about the dreaded second-year syndrome – he will be one of the most sought-after players when he hits the open market.