The Roosters are finalising a long-term deal with Origin captain Boyd Cordner that could see him remain at the club until 2022.
The signing of Angus Crichton has however opened the door to interest from rival clubs.
Newcastle is believed to have approached the experienced back-rower, but he insists that he’s agreed to stay with the only club he’s ever known.
The Roosters management all considering all factors, most notably his chronic knee injury that’s troubled him for the past two seasons.
It’s of Cordner’s best interests to remain at Bondi, however, his agent and the Rooster’s hierarchy are yet to determine the length of his new contract extension.
Cordner is one of the most respected men in the game, and the Roosters won’t let Cordner slip through their grasp at the end of the next season.
Trent Robinson spoke to Sky Sports Radio last week regarding the contract.
“I know we’re pretty close with Boyd,” Robinson told Sky Sports Radio on Friday morning.
“Hopefully there will be a response in the next couple of weeks.”
Robinson was questioned whether he’s confident that Cordner will stay put, he replied:
“I’d like to think so with Boyd being our captain and being here since he was a kid.
“We definitely want to see him stay here so hopefully that’ll get done by the trials.”