Dylan Walker looks set to walk away from his current contract with Manly, in a bid to reunite with former club South Sydney.
Walker debuted for the Rabbitohs midway through the 2013 season, featuring in 63 games for the red and green, including the 2014 Grand Final, before a prediction drug scandal saw him sacked in 2015.
Since joining the Sea Eagles, Walker has gone on to make his New South Wales debut, as well as picking up Dally M Centre of the Year honours last year.
Rumours of Walker chasing a Rabbitoh return have swirled since 2016, but an apparent rift with former coach Michael Maguire saw him exiled from the club permanently.
Now, with Maguire being replaced by assistant Anthony Seibold, a move to Redfern has become increasingly likely.
While South Sydney already have a pair of world-class centres in Greg Inglis and Dane Gagai, the recruitment of Walker would either see Inglis return to the fullback role or Gagai shift to the wing.
Regardless of who currently sits on South Sydney's roster, there's no doubt the club would be thrilled to regain a man once dubbed South's best juniors in years.
Manly's salary cap drama throws more fuel on the fire for Walker's exit - possibly before June 30.
Walker will be looking to sure up his long-term future after announcing that he and partner Alexandra are expecting there first child.
The Mascot Jets junior is slowly clawing back his form after a dislocated ankle saw him miss the majority of the preseason.
With apparent rifts within the playing group and pressure on the club's salary cap, don't be surprised to see Dylan Walker return to the red and green, possibly sooner than you think.
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