Hull KR could miss out on playmaker Daniel Mortimer after Wests Tigers showed an interest in signing the 27-year-old.
Reports Down Under claim that the Gold Coast star has agreed a deal in principle to join the Robins for the 2017 season.
However, the Sydney Morning Herald reports that Mortimer has a get-out clause which allows him to reject the deal in place with KR if an NRL club comes calling.
As a result, Hull KR could miss out on Mortimer, who can play at halfback or hooker, should the Wests be of interest to the Australian.
Mortimer burst onto the NRL scene in 2009 as he guided Parramatta to the Grand Final, but has most recently played for South Sydney Roosters and the Titans.
Wests’ interest in Mortimer is a result of Robbie Farah’s expected exit, with the experienced State of Origin hooker recently linked with a move to Super League side Leeds before they signed James Segeyaro.
Mortimer would help Rovers fill the void left by Terry Campese, with injuries seriously disrputing his influence on the team. Ironically, Mortimer has been ruled out for the season with a hamstring injury, a scenario Campese currently faces too.