Manly are on the search for an outside back with Dylan Walker’s future clouded, as reported by NRL Media.
It is understood that the club made the decision to pursue their options at a board meeting on Thursday night in a move that would be aided by salary cap concession.
“What we will do now as a club is to explore the market place and see what’s out there,” Gorman told NRL.com on Friday.
“Once we do that we’ll assess the merit of the options and make an informed decision from there. My understanding is that it has to be a like-for-like under the NRL’s requirements for salary cap relief so that’s the area we’ll target.”
Dragons coach Paul McGregor revealed that the club are interested in signing a replacement forward for Jack de Belin.
“That’ll be up to Ian to look what’s available once we find out what we can do,” McGregor told NRL.com.
“First of all we’ve got to know the situation and have a good understanding of it, then Ian will go to work.
“We’ve got a position open in our squad, we’ve only got 29 [players] including Jack.”