The Sydney Roosters will strongly consider moving centre Latrell Mitchell into five-eighth in a bid to put a stop to South Sydney's interest in the Blues star.
According to The Daily Telegraph, reports are suggesting Mitchell has been informed by those around him to move to the Bunnies as a long-term replacement for the recently retired Greg Inglis.
The Tricolours believe Mitchell is the club's long-term five-eighth, but have been hesitant to move him there until Cooper Cronk has made a call on his career.
Cronk is off-contract at season's end, but has the potential to play on until 2020, with the Roosters allowing the premiership hero to make the call on whether or not he returns next season.
It is believed the Bunnies haven't made a play for Mitchell yet, with the 21-year-old likely to remain at the Roosters beyond his current deal, which ends at the end of next season.
Mitchell would also command more money from the Roosters at five-eighth than he would as a centre at Souths.