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Sport Gold Coast Titans increase offer to Jai Arrow despite Latrell Mitchell rumours

22:45  29 november  2019
22:45  29 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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The Gold Coast Titans and NRL need Jai Arrow to re-sign with the struggling club amid reports South Sydney are preparing to table a massive offer to the star forward.

That’s the opinion of NRL legend Mark Geyer, who on Friday confirmed the Rabbitohs are planning a massive $4 million bid for the Queensland Maroons star.

Geyer’s claim followed an NRL.com report suggesting the Titans have increased their initial offer of a three-year, $1.8 million extension to Arrow starting in 2021.

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  Mitchell to meet with Titans: Meninga Mal Meninga has confirmed Gold Coast's interest in Latrell Mitchell, and made a vow to the Origin and Roosters star."I think I can offer that guidance but Latrell needs to work out what he wants to do in life," Meninga told the Daily Telegraph.

“By all reports the South Sydney Rabbitohs are preparing to offer Arrow a five-year, $4 million contract … and if the Titans can match that or get close to it I think Jai will stay, and I hope he stays,” Geyer told Triple M’s The Rush Hour with MG.

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“… Rugby league and the Gold Coast Titans need Arrow to stay on the Gold Coast more than they need him to go to the Rabbitohs.

“Because if he leaves Gold Coast Titans, I said it six months ago, now you might as well lock the gates and throw away the key.”

Arrow would reportedly prefer to stay with the Titans but has been linked with multiple NRL clubs since the Titans gave him permission to test his value on the open market in August.

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  Jai Arrow: South Sydney table long-term offer to Gold Coast Titans star, report Arrow has been linked with multiple NRL clubs since he was given permission to test his value on the open market in August.As reported last week, coach Wayne Bennett is desperate to add a middle forward to his squad following Burgess’ shock retirement last month.

The Rabbitohs formally their bid to sign the 24-year-old as a replacement for Sam Burgess this week, reportedly offering the representative star $800,000 a season on a four-or-five year deal.

His next move could have major ramifications for disgruntled Sydney Roosters star Latrell Mitchell, who has also been linked with the Titans.

Reports have suggested the Titans would consider releasing Arrow to the Rabbitohs immediately if he pledges his long-term future to South Sydney.

That would potentially free up the necessary salary cap space to sign Mitchell for the 2020 campaign.

But if Arrow accepts the Titans’ revised offer, the club would almost certainly have to wait until 2021 to sign Mitchell.

Gold Coast’s move to secure Arrow follows comments from performance and culture boss Mal Meninga suggesting the club are not yet sold on Mitchell.

The Wests Tigers this week withdrew their multi-year offer to the representative star, who faces the prospect of playing for Roosters feeder club North Sydney next season if he can’t secure a move to a rival club.

North Queensland remain an outside chance to sign Mitchell but would have to offload several players to fit the 22-year-old under the 2020 salary cap after signing Valentine Holmes last Sunday.

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Latrell Mitchell's manager has defended his actions as the Roosters star continues to shop around for a lucrative contract.Mitchell is still contracted for 2020 with the Bondi club but has been talks with numerous other NRL clubs - Wests Tigers, North Queensland Cowboys, Canterbury Bulldogs and the Gold Coast Titans - eyeing an early release to take up a bigger deal.

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