Moses Mbye

Canterbury must up the ante to retain Moses Mbye with the Bulldogs’ latest contract offer falling $300,000 short of the Queensland young gun’s price tag.

Mbye plays just his 28th NRL game on Friday against Souths at ANZ Stadium, but market forces and the interest of three NRL rivals have seen his value soar to $800,000 per season.

With quality young playmakers thin on the ground, Canterbury recognise they have a gem and have made moves to extend Mbye, who is off-contract at the end of next season.

The Courier-Mail understands Bulldogs boss Raelene Castle held talks with Mbye’s management a fortnight ago, with Canterbury prepared to table a $500,000 extension.

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