Samoan international Mason Lino looks like becoming a casualty of the push to blood the rookies up at Newcastle for the 2020 season, according to WWOS.
Lino, 25, played 12 games for the Knights this past season after joining the club after spending the first four years of his career with the Warriors.
Reports are circling that numerous English Super League teams are interested in the Knights halfback.
Rookies such as Bradman Best, Phoenix Crossland and Starford To'a are all tipped to join the top squad for next season.
If the Knights want to fit all three in their NRL salary cap then they will have to let go of a few players and Lino is at the top of the list.