Cameron Munster will decide on his future after he returns from an end of season holiday with his family.
Nathan Cleary’s decision to re-sign with Penrith on Monday leaves Munster as the most sought after free agent when the new NRL year begins on November 1.
Cronulla, North Queensland and the Sydney Roosters have all expressed interest in the Queensland five-eighth, who is also willing to remain at the Storm.
“My contract negotiations are going to be on hold for a bit,” Munster the Sydney Morning Herald.
“I’m going to go away for a bit and be with my family. And just talk about it a little bit more and see what I want to do.”
“But Melbourne gave me my first opportunity and I will give them the first red hot crack to keep me.”
The Storm see Munster as the ideal player to lead the next generation of players following the eventual retirements of Billy Slater and Cameron Smith.
In his second full season in the No. 6 jersey, Munster has the most run metres of all five-eighths in the NRL and leads the Storm for try-assists and line-break assists.
He has achieved this without a regular halfback, with the Storm aiming to be the first club in 30 years to win the premiership without a halfback playing at least 15 games.
“Whoever Bellyache (coach Craig Bellamy) decides to play next to me I just try and do my best for them each and every week,” Munster told the Sydney Morning Herald.
“If that’s playing with a different half each week that’s something for the coaching staff to worry about, it’s not for me to.
“I’m happy to play with anyone. At the moment Croft [Brodie Croft] is playing really good football and stamping his authority on the No.7 jersey.”