NRL Rd 4 - Storm v Rabbitohs
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 05: Josh Addo-Carr of the Storm looks on during the round four NRL match between the Melbourne Storm and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at AAMI Park on June 05, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Wests Tigers CEO Justin Pascoe has reportedly been in discussions with out-of-favour Penrith winger Josh Mansour, with reports suggesting the axed Panther could be a possible back-up plan for the club’s Josh Addo-Carr bid.

According to Fox Sports’ James Hooper, Pascoe called Mansour last week after the 30-year-old was cut by the Panthers.

Hooper suggests the Tigers could make a move for Mansour given Addo-Carr’s unlikely chances of a return to Concord.

Wests and Addo-Carr’s manager Mario Tartak will meet on Thursday to discuss the flyer’s future, with the agent set to turn down the Tigers’ offer.

Melbourne are understood to have upped their off for the ‘Foxx’, increasing their contract offer from $350,000 to $480,000 for 2021.