Brisbane winger Corey Oates may potentially be leaving the Broncos at the end of the season, although he won’t be finding a home in Newcastle, however.
Knights officials have refuted claims they are interested in the winger, and have denied requesting a meeting with the 23-year-old.
The report suggested the Knights, Eels and Dragons are the teams keen on Oates after he rejected a big offer to join the struggling Canterbury Bulldogs.
Brisbane coach Wayne Bennett, recently revealed he doesn’t believe the Broncos can hold onto their star winger at the price he is commanding, which means Oates may been to leave Red Hill in order to receive the cash he could be worth.
But Knights coach Nathan Brown has revealed Oates isn’t on the club’s radar in the slightest.
“It’s not true – we haven’t even spoken to Corey Oates and won’t be,” Brown told the Newcastle Herald.
“From all reports, he wants to play in the backrow next season which is why he is currently looking at his options. We don’t have any spots available.
“It’s just another example of us being thrown in the mix for any off-contract players simply because everyone knows we are in a good position financially.”