England bound? Scott Prince of the Titans. Photo: Getty Images
The Gold Coast Titans are not expected to stand in Scott Prince's way if their veteran halfback receives an offer too good to refuse from English Super League club Hull.
Hull coach Peter Gentle and club director Shaun McRae will fly out next week in a bid to sign Prince on a three-year deal from 2013, with Wests Tigers youngster Jacob Miller their back-up option.
Prince, 32, is contracted with the Titans until the end of 2014.
But it is believed the Gold Coast won't stop favourite son Prince snapping up a lucrative UK deal which would free up some welcome salary cap space before the arrival of big money signing David Taylor next season.
Hull have made no secret of their quest to lure Prince.
"McRae refused to distance himself from rumours linking the club with former Australian international Scott Prince and Wests Tigers playmaker Jacob Miller for next season," a statement on the Hull website said on Thursday (AEST).
McRae added on the website: "They (talks) are delicately poised at the moment and that's the reason why we aren't in a position to announce too much just yet but I'm very confident that we will make another signing in that position".
Prince didn't sound like he was going anywhere when he extended his contract for four years in 2009.
"This contract pretty much rules out going to the Super League or any other sport ... so I'm happy to stay here and know that I'm retiring a Titan," Prince said back then.
"I don't want to leave."
But a big dollar deal may change his tune - and Gentle sounded determined to get his man.
"The halfback is the final piece of the puzzle for us and to get it over the line I feel like I need to sit in the room and talk to the player face to face," he told the Hull Daily Mail newspaper.
"It looks very promising and I think we can get it over the line but it is important to go there to meet the player.
"We need to sit down and talk.
"There are still a couple of options for us, we have two players we are talking to and I'm going there to get one over the line."
It is bad news for ex-Brisbane and Sharks playmaker Brett Seymour who had been working hard to cement Hull's No.7 jersey.
Gentle said he was looking for a "more natural scrum-half" to partner new recruit, former Canterbury Bulldogs playmaker Daniel Holdsworth.
Prince has played 278 games - 124 for the Titans - as well as four Tests for Australia and five State of Origins for Queensland.