THE Sharks are said to be circling around former Panther James Segeyaro as he looks to make a return to the NRL.
According to News Corp, the reigning premiers have told Segeyaro to ask for a release from his Super League contract with Leeds in order to return home for next season.
The 26-year-old is contracted with Leeds until 2018, with the English side only willing to let him go if they receive a significant fee.
However, Leeds spokesman Phil Daly remains confident Segeyaro will remain with the club.
“We don’t comment on speculation, however it would be fair to say that James is contracted for the next two seasons and we are confident he will be with us until at least the end of the 2018 season,” said Daly.
The speculation follows on from yesterday’s news that fellow Super League star Chris Sandow has walked out on his contract with Warrington.
Should the Sharks get their way the PNG-born rake would join Tigers recruit Manaia Cherrington as possible options to replace retired no. 9 Mick Ennis.