NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Jarrod Mullen of the Knights is tackled by Nathan Cleary of the Panthers during the round 23 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

Knights chief executive Matt Gidley has dismissed a report suggesting the club is trying to offload senior playmaker Jarrod Mullen, saying there is “no truth to it whatsoever’’.

Mullen’s agent, Steve Gillis, added that: “Nobody has ever mentioned it to me.’’

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Jarrod Mullen of the Knights is tackled by Nathan Cleary of the Panthers during the round 23 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 14: Jarrod Mullen of the Knights is tackled by Nathan Cleary of the Panthers during the round 23 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium on August 14, 2016 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Tony Feder/Getty Images)

But Knights coach Nathan Brown did not sound quite so definite, admitting that Newcastle were in a “vulnerable” position with their salary cap and needed to make tough decisions.

Asked if he was referring to Mullen, named in the Sunday Telegraph as likely to “become the face of a $2 million clean-out at the Knights”, Brown replied: “I haven’t spoken to him. Unless someone else did, I haven’t spoken to him at this stage.’'

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