Henry says preliminary discussion have been held with the Queensland representative, but no formal offer has been made.
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Gold Coast Titans head coach Neil Henry has confirmed he’s held preliminary talks with Brisbane Broncos prop Ben Hannant about a potential move next season, but insists no offer has been made yet.
Hannant has been heavily linked with a move away from the Broncos due to salary cap issues, and if the 29-year-old decides to stay at the club, he would have to accept a signifiant pay-cut.
A move to the Gold Coast could prove an attractive option for Hannant, but Henry says no offer will be made until the Broncos finals campaign comes to a close.
“I’ve had one phone discussion with Ben, who I’ve known since being involved in the Queensland Origin team together, and who is a quality prop,” Henry told The Gold Coast Bulletin.
“I’m not sure if we’d have room in the cap for Ben, and the Broncos are involved in the finals currently and I don’t want to distract him with that happening, so we haven’t pursued it any further than that.
“There’s been no offer, just a preliminary discussion.”
Gold Coast are in desperate need to add experience to its squad after the departures of Ashley Harrison, Mark Michichiello and Luke Bailey.