SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 23: Martin Taupau of the Sea Eagles looks dejected after losing the round 24 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Manly Sea Eagles at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on August 23, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Manly and New Zealand prop Martin Taupau is considering a move away from the Sea Eagles, after being shopped around earlier on this season.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Taupau is feeling unwanted after Manly put him up for sale earlier this season, and the Sydney Roosters could be in the box seat for the 28-year-old.

Roosters chairman Nick Politis has reportedly met with Taupau, although has denied Sydney’s interest in the forward.

Taupau is currently contracted to the Sea Eagles until the end of the 2020 season, meaning he’s still 14 months from negotiating with other clubs.

If he considers asking from a release from the club, it is believed Manly will grant him that release.

Taupau has played 23 games this season for the Sea Eagles, and averages 159.7 running metres and 27.8 tackles per contest.

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