BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 30: Josh Hodgson of the Raiders passes the ball during the round 16 NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the Canberra Raiders at Suncorp Stadium on June 30, 2018 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

A playmaker swap deal between the Titans and Raiders could be the win-win scenario both clubs are chasing to strengthen their finals contention for 2022.

According to News Corp's Brent Read, "internal talks" at both Gold Coast and Canberra surrounding the futures of Jamal Fogarty and Josh Hodgson have reportedly taken place.

Fogarty's future has been highly speculated this past week, with conflicting reports suggesting the Titans co-captain has been linked to the Raiders, while the Titans aren't keen to release the 27-year-old to the nation's capital.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12: Jamal Fogarty of the Titans kicks during the round 14 NRL match between the Gold Coast Titans and the Sydney Roosters at Cbus Super Stadium, on June 12, 2021, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Titans halfback inked a new two-year contract extension just last month, however Fogarty's renewed contract hasn't stopped the Raiders from showing reported interest.

Canberra have been linked to an extensive range of halves since the abrupt departure of George Williams midway through this season, as the Green Machine look to make a return to the September action for 2022.

The Raiders' latest interest in Fogarty has reportedly sparked some consideration from both clubs to potentially engage in a swap deal between the Titans gun and Hogdson, who has also had his future speculated this year.

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 22: Josh Hodgson of the Canberra Raiders reacts during the round two NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Melbourne Storm at GIO Stadium on March 22, 2019 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Tracey Nearmy/Getty Images)

Brisbane have shown keen interest in the Englishman's services, however those ties have cooled in recent months.

Their Queensland rivals in the Titans could swoop on the veteran hooker, who would be seen as the ideal candidate to further boost Gold Coast's chances of landing an inaugural NRL premiership.

An experienced and ready-made rake may just be the missing piece of the puzzle for Justin Holbrook's side, who made a return to the top-eight this season.

The Titans have kept a constant eye on Storm hooker Brandon Smith, however the Kiwi international looks likely to remain in Victoria.

TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 23: Brandon Smith of the Storm warms up before the start of the round 19 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Melbourne Storm at QCB Stadium, on July 23, 2021, in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

The names on offer in the No.9 may not come greater than Hodgson's, with the Titans set to utilise the off-season to bolster their dummy-half duties after cutting Mitch Rein earlier this month.

As highlighted by Read, there could be a pay dispute should the Raiders and Titans open discussions to swap Hodgson and Fogarty, with the former's wages significantly north of the latter's.

The Titans are set to experiment with a new-look spine next season, with Jayden Campbell set to lead from fullback, with AJ Brimson and Toby Sexton tipped to hold the reigns in the halves.

Along with Rein, the Titans did not offer new deals to halves duo Tyrone Peachey and Ash Taylor.