SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 08: Corey Oates of the Broncos watches on during the round one NRL match between the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Brisbane Broncos at UOW Jubilee Oval on March 8, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

State of Origin winger Corey Oates is getting closer to re-signing with the Brisbane Broncos after switching managers mid-season.

Oates parted with management company Gillis Schifcofske Sports Management and has signed on with SFX Australia.

Reports emerged last month that Canterbury had made an $800,000 offer to the winger, but that deal is believed to have broken down.

Oates has previously expressed his desire to play in the back-row and it is believed the deal with the Bulldogs would have allowed him to play in his preferred position.

Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has previously said he would like Oates to remain on the wing if he is to stay at Red Hill.

A number of NSW clubs have reportedly shown interest in the Queensland representative.

Since making his debut in 2013, Oates has played 118 games for the Broncos and has scored 74 tries.

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