As soon as the clock strikes midnight on October 31st into November 1st, a plethora of NRL talent becomes fair game.
Having signed just the one-year extension back in April, he is eligible to talk to opposition clubs on November 1st for the 2024 season, and has recently indicated he is in no rush to confirm his future after taking a punt this time last year that his value would increase again - which it most certainly has.
We look at the five most likely destinations for Nanai come 2024. I initially shortlisted eight teams and could justify another two but the below five are those I consider the most likely to be leading the chase.
The Storm are not a side who has needed to rebuild since ... well ever, so a signing of the quality of Nanai is right on point.
Melbourne don't typically go out and sign megastars. They sign players and make them better. Can you imagine if they did that with the try scoring second rower?
It would be a huge move for a young player but if Craig Bellamy has, as expected, re-committed his future to the Storm, then it would be hard to say no here.
Nanai's try scoring abilities are extremely well known. He has the ability to put on the flash play but working with Bellamy seems to improve everyone's game.
I would be shocked if the Storm aren't keeping a close eye on the situation hoping that Nanai holds out for another two-and-a-bit months.