Melbourne five-eighth Cameron Munster is set to turn his back on rival offers in order to sign a multi-million dollar deal with the Storm, according to The Courier Mail.
The two parties are set to begin talks following Sunday’s grand final, with the 24-year-old set to sign a three-year deal worth $1 million a season.
Melbourne’s football operations chief Frank Ponissi touched on the potential re-signing of Munster, and is confident the club will be able to lock up the Origin star.
“Once we get past the grand final on Sunday it’s full-steam ahead in locking up Munster,” Ponissi told the Courier Mail.
“I have seen nothing in Cam’s demeanour over the last month or so whatsoever to suggest that he won’t be here long-term past 2019.
“You never want to single players out but in terms of retention we have no hesitation in saying that he is our No. 1 priority for a number of reasons.
“Firstly, because he is a genuine high-quality playmaker with all the skills and he is an X-factor.
“However, off the field he is just important. Cameron is becoming well known in Melbourne and he is important for our marketing and sponsorship reasons.
“From a footy perspective he is so important in our team environment. He genuinely loves life and he lifts the mood each day … the players love him as much as the staff.”
A handful of clubs were chasing Munster, although the 2018 Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year has decided to re-commit to Melbourne before testing the market on November 1.
Munster is set to play in his third grand final in a row on Sunday, and is hoping to lead the Storm to another premiership in star fullback Billy Slater’s final NRL game.