The Gold Coast Titans are willing to release halfback Jamal Fogarty from the final two years of his contract, opening the door for the Canberra Raiders to swoop on the No.7.
Fogarty's contracted to the Titans until the end of 2023, having only recently signed a one-year extension.
But with young playmaker Toby Sexton coming through the ranks Fogarty could slip down the pecking order on the Glitter Strip next season.
With the Raiders needing to replace George Williams, who returned to England due to homesickness midway through the season, Fogarty could be the perfect foil to five-eighth Jack Wighton.
They need an organising halfback to steer the ship and allow Wighton to rediscover his devastating running game, with the Raiders looking to return to the top eight next year.
The 27-year-old has played 41 games for the Titans since making his debut in 2017.
The Titans declined to comment when contacted by The Canberra Times on Wednesday night.
It's believed there's been no discussions between Fogarty and the Raiders in regards to contract specifics as yet, given he was contracted to the Gold Coast.
They'd publicly indicated they would be unwilling to release him from his contract.
That's no longer the case as they appear to have softened their stance.
Raiders coach Ricky Stuart said they would ramp up discussions to lure him to the capital.
"I'll look at it deeply [Thursday] now knowing this is what the Titans have decided upon with Jamal's management," he said.