Penrith have moved quickly to lock away fast rising centre Stephen Crichton amid interest from six other clubs.
Crichton will reportedly re-sign with the club on a three-year deal worth $1.5 million, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The new deal will see Crichton remain at Penrith until at least the end of 2024.
It comes as clubs circled the 19-year old with as many as six clubs reportedly interested in Crichton's services, none more so than the cashed-up Canterbury Bulldogs.
Penrith are hoping to secure Crichton's signature sometime in the next month.
“Stephen is an exceptional talent,” Penrith deputy chairman Greg Alexander told The Daily Telegraph.
“He is a unique talent. He is a great athlete but he also has a good football brain. He is quick, got terrific hands and can jump.
“Stephen is an all-round footy player. We hope (the deal) can be done soon.”
The Samoan-born Crichton is free to field offers from November 1 this year but Penrith want him locked away by then.
He recently said contract negotiations would “take care of themselves.”