NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 09: Blake Ferguson of the Roosters in action during the round 14 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium on June 9, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

The Eels are set to hold talks with Roosters winger Blake Ferguson and will consider making a play for Canterbury’s Morris brothers as they look to bolster their outside back depth.

Ferguson met with Parramatta coach Brad Arthur last week to discuss his future according to The Australian, while the Roosters are currently weighing up offering the 28-year old a new deal.

The Eels are also interested in both Josh and Brett Morris, potentially as a package deal, who reportedly wish to continue playing together.

But the Bulldogs may yet retain the twins, following the departures of fullback Moses Mbye and prop Aaron Woods which freed up salary.

In the midst of a full scale review, the bottom-placed Eels are looking to bounce back from their disappointing 2018 campaign. The club’s main focus is sounding out whether Arthur needs more support around him.

Ferguson would be a huge get for Parramatta, who has taken an alcohol sabbatical since late 2017, which has been indicative of his impressive form for the Roosters.

And now Sydney faces the challenge of retaining the once troubled winger, with a host of rival clubs also interested. The Knights have thrown their hat in the ring, with coach Nathan Brown having met with the 28-year old.

At the other end of the table, the Dragons are yet to make a call on veteran Jason Nightingale, who is currently weighing up his future. If he decides to retire, Brett Morris or England winger Ryan Hall shape as potential targets.

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