Daly Cherry-Evans

The Parramatta Eels want to pinch Manly’s champion halfback Daly Cherry-Evans — and they are prepared to offer $4 million to get him.

Cherry-Evans has put contract talks at Manly on hold until next season, when his current deal expires.

It was originally expected that he would head to the Brisbane Broncos, but his wife enjoys life in Sydney and wants their young family to stay in the Harbour City.

I’m told the Eels are prepared to go to $4 million — a cool $1 million-a-season — over four years to secure one of the game’s best playmakers. It would give the Eels potentially a premiership winning spine with Jarryd Hayne at fullback, Cherry-Evans at halfback and Nathan Peats at hooker.

Read more at the Daily Telegraph