Though their relentless pursuit of the playmaker has previously seen the Storm lodge an official complaint with the NRL, the Dolphins insist they are breaking no rules by approaching Munster for 2024.
The money for the momentous offer is likely to come as an upside to the Dolphins’ struggles to secure high-profile talent for their inaugural season.
This would leave them with a half-a-million-dollar buffer in their cap for 2024, enough to help them fund their enormous offer.
Munster’s agent, Braith Anasta, advised the Storm that Munster would be testing his value on the open market and that he wouldn’t take less than $1 million a season.
“Melbourne want an answer but we won’t rush into anything,” Anasta advised News Corp.
“Cam is worth at least $1 million a season and he’s showing that in the way he’s playing.
“The Dolphins are a genuine option. I haven’t had any formal talks yet, but it’s clear they missed out on a few big fish and will have a lot of money in the cap if they want Cameron for 2024.
“There are a lot of factors to weigh up. The decision Cameron needs to make is what’s going to be best for him, his lifestyle and his family.
“Cameron has no issues with the Storm, he loves Melbourne and so does his partner, but he also loves Queensland where he has family.”
The possibility of securing Munster is a further boost to the Dolphins, who recently announced their massive $10 million sponsorship portfolio, putting them ahead of clubs like Melbourne, Penrith and the Roosters in terms of corporate support within the league.