The future of Carney is unknown until he fronts the Roosters board next week to respond to a breach notice for a series of alcohol-related offences but there were indications on Wednesday night he had lost the support of coach Brian Smith and his days were numbered at Bondi Junction.
These latest rumours suggests that his stay of execution might come forward and be decided before the board even meets.
French ESL side Catalans could very well be Carney’s only option if he’s sacked by the Roosters as he could be de-registered by the NRL. The other ESL clubs could also be off limits as Carney has previously been rejected trying to obtain a UK visa due to his off-field behaviour.
If the Roosters do end up freeing themselves of Carney, it would free up plenty of cap space for them to chase one or more of Josh Dugan, Sonny Bill Williams and Quade Cooper for 2013, all of which they have been heavily linked to of recent.