The 26-year-old Blair has the ability to play centre, five-eighth and lock. Since joining the Storm at the beginning of the year, he has hit career best form.
Although News Limited has reported Blair was set to reunite with Penrith, Melbourne football operations manager Frank Ponissi told sportsnewsfirst.com.au that that is not the case and that the club is eager to retain the Queensland product.
“He has not signed with Penrith,” said Ponissi.
“That’s not true.”
Sportsnewsfirst.com.au has learned that Blair has a one year option in his contract with the Storm and that the club is eager to speak with his manager Warrick Wright.
Storm coach Craig Bellamy was under the illusion the year option had been activated after he was quizzed by ABC Grandstand radio following their 20 point victory over Brisbane on Friday.
“I’m pretty sure he’s on with us for another year,” Bellamy said.
“As far as we’re concerned he won’t be going anywhere.”