Tough decision ... Scott Prince of the Titans. Photo: Getty Images
GOLD COAST: Gold Coast want to have the ongoing saga over Scott Prince's proposed move to English club Hull FC sorted by the end of the week.
The Titans begin their NRL pre-season next Monday and aim to know then whether halfback Prince will still be with the club for 2013 or take up a three-year offer by the Super League side.
Foundation player Prince has been the subject of protracted negotiations with Hull, with a severance package believed to be the final hurdle to the 32-year-old Titans' captain leaving the Gold Coast.
"We start our pre-season training a week next Monday and I'd like to have it wrapped up by then," Titans chief executive David May told the Hull Daily Mail at the weekend.
"We have a lot of work to do to get ready for next season.
"As far as I'm concerned, no decision has been made and we await his decision at our end."
May refuted claims by Prince's agent Steve Robinson that there was no chance of the halfback playing for the Titans next year.
He said Gold Coast would still like to have Prince in their squad if possible.
"Scott has a lot of things to weigh up and I don't know what the outcome will be," May said.
"He is our current captain and a very important player for us.
"He hasn't given any indication yet as to what his decision will be.
"We remain hopeful of keeping Scott here."