SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 24: Martin Taupau of the Sea Eagles looks dejected after defeat in the round three NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium on March 24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Sea Eagles prop Martin Taupau is adamant he will remain at Manly after consistent rumours believe he’s set to leave the club.

Despite being contracted to the Sea Eagles until 2020, Taupau has been reportedly linked to numerous clubs for next season, as Manly continue to deal with the consequences of their salary cap scandal.

Taupau has been one of Manly’s best players in 2018, producing the most offloads in the game and averaging 149 metres per contest.

Due to the salary cap scandal, Manly are yet to announce any new signings for 2019 and are unsure what their future holds with the NRL yet to certify whether they can appeal their sanctions handed down to them.

The front-rower explains it’s hard to ignore all the rumours and admits its starting to frustrate him.

“There are a lot of rumours getting thrown around but I hear it externally so I jump on Twitter and my name is getting thrown around left right and centre,” Taupau told the media on Monday.

“But I don’t know, I’m contracted here until 2020. Under contract I can’t do anything.

“Of course I’m here next year. You know what it’s like here.

“How would you feel if your boss was to say, or rumours were saying you’re not wanted there or you were rumoured to go elsewhere?”.

The rumours are just an added motivation for Taupau, and he is taking his frustration out on the field by letting his football do the talking.

Taupau also revealed he is unclear on where all the rumours are coming from.

“If you know anything please let me know,” he told reporters.

“I think the rumours are coming from the general public.

“I don’t know, I just get thrown out there all these different rumours.

“I hear it and I read it. What can I do, not much. Just take it on board and go to work.”

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