It is becomingly increasingly unlikely that off-contract star Jarryd Hayne will be at Parramatta next season.
After signing ex-Rabbioth Hymlet Hunt, it is understood that the Newcastle Knights are no longer interested in adding Eels centre Michael Jennnings
Which means Parrammatta are unable to offer Hayne a new contract without offloading some salary first, given they reportedly have only $200,000 in their cap for next season.
Meanwhile, the Knights have been on a spending spree, with only 24 players under contract on November 1 and have since acquired Hunt, Warriors prop James Gavet, Canterbury hooker Zac Woolford and are on their way to signing ex-Bulldog David Klemmer.
It leaves Newcastle with just two spots to fill n their top 30 ahead of the June 30 deadline, and coach Nathan Brown is reportedly keen to promote a younger player within the club prior to March 1.