Written by Oliver Kellner-Dunk
Come November first Cameron Munster will be the most sought-after player in Rugby League.
At the end of the 2023 NRL season his current deal with the Melbourne Storm will be up and teams are already lining up to acquire his services.
The Dolphins seem to be the biggest contender for his services at the moment with the Wests Tigers also believed to be preparing a monster deal for the Australian International.
However, another club has joined the chase as the Gold Coast Titans are showing an interest in Munster as former Queensland State of Origin great and Titans head of culture Mal Meninga is set to spearhead negotiations with the Melbourne half about a move to the Gold Coast.
Peter Bedel and Travis Meyn of The Courier Mail are reporting that the Titans have formally expressed their interest in signing Munster to the man himself.
After returning to the top eight last season the Titans have regressed to a large extent as they currently sit in 15th place on the NRL ladder with a wooden spoon finish not completely out of the equation.
Next year the Gold Coast will improve on paper as a premiership-winning duo joins the club in half Kieran Foran from the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and hooker Sam Verrills from the Sydney Roosters.
Earlier this month there was speculation that Foran was looking to backflip on his contract for next year but quickly put those rumours to bed when fronting the media at Manly’s training ground.
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“There is no chance at all,” Foran said.
“I will be going to the Gold Coast next year.”
“Not one bit… I am completely committed,” he said.
“I signed with the Gold Coast for two seasons and I will be honouring that deal.”
There has also been speculation that the Titans will be preparing an offer to try and lure Ben Hunt to the club in 2024, although they may have to choose between pursuing Munster or Hunt.
Later this afternoon the Titans take on the Newcastle Knights in a bottom four clash before taking on the New Zealand Warriors in the final round of the season.