GOSSIP: Idris closing in on Super League switch

Penrith Panthers star Jamal Idris is in talks with a number of clubs over a move to Super League.

The former Australian international was expected to take a hiatus from Rugby League after returning to pre-season at the Panthers ‘in the wrong state of mind’. However, it is understood that Idris is hopeful of rejuvenating his career in England, with a number of clubs thought to be in discussions with the 25-year-old.

The huge centre, who is over 6ft 5 inches in height, has had a couple of indifferent seasons at the Panthers after joining them in 2014. He burst onto the scene at the age of 18 at Canterbury before making his Kangaroos debut at the age of just 20.  He joined Penrith on a three-year deal from Gold Coast Titans in 2014, however it has proved to be an underwhelming era, and the Panthers are understood to be willing to release him from his contract after a disappointing spell.

Widnes, Hull FC and Salford are all thought to be keeping tabs on Idris’ developments, although his contract demands may prove to be a stumbling block.