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)

After just becoming the 2018 premiers, the Sydney Roosters already have their sights set on the 2019 season, aiming to go all out to lure in an international star.

The Bondi team is reported to be tabling a massive deal for Manly prop Marty Taupau to bring him to the tricolours for next season and beyond.

Taupau is still currently contracted to the Sea Eagles for next season, but it seems he is desperately trying to get out of it.

The Roosters have tried distancing themselves from the rumours but its well known they’ve been keen on the prop throughout the season.

Now that the year is over and the premiership has been won, the Chooks will be open to negotiations with the Kiwi Internationals management to acquire his signature.

If the Roosters can come up with the right deal for Taupau, we could be seeing him in red, white and blue next season, and given they just won the title, it’ll be a nice incentive for Taupau to consider.

It’s understood by Wide World of Sports the Roosters could offload premiership hero Dylan Napa in order to get their hands on Taupau.

Napa has been a weapon for the Roosters over the years, but the club believe Taupau could give them more of the fire power they are after.

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