Sport Foran 'has not signed with the Bulldogs': Warriors CEO

15:25  21 april  2017
15:25  21 april  2017 Source:   9News.com.au

Slater wants Foran at Melbourne

  Slater wants Foran at Melbourne He may have only just arrived at the Warriors but Kieran Foran remains a wanted man for next season with Melbourne fullback Billy Slater keen to see him at the Storm. Having impressed in his first few appearances for the Warriors, Foran is already attracting plenty of interest from elsewhere having only signed a short term deal in New Zealand.While the Bulldogs are early front runners given Des Hasler coached Foran at Manly, Slater thinks the Kiwi could fit perfectly into his side."I think he will suit our style of play down in Melbourne," Slater said on the Sunday Footy Show.

Warriors managing director Jim Doyle has denied that star five-eighth Kieran Foran has signed a deal with the Bulldogs for 2018. He has not signed with the Bulldogs ,” Doyle said. “I got a text message from the Bulldog CEO after midnight last night saying despite what was on the back page

"I got a text from the Bulldogs CEO after midnight last night saying despite what is on the back page of the newspaper we have got no agreement with Kieran Foran . Foran signed a one-year deal for 2017 with the Warriors in September last year.

Foran 'has not signed with the Bulldogs'. © AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts Foran 'has not signed with the Bulldogs'.

Warriors chief executive Jim Doyle is adamant Kieran Foran has yet to sign with Canterbury after Bulldogs counterpart Raelene Castle told him as much late on Thursday night.

Doyle says Castle denied reports Foran agreed to move to Belmore when his contract expires at the end of the season.

Wests Tigers skipper Aaron Woods is also believed to be heading to the Bulldogs, however Doyle squashed suggestions Foran is certain to depart.

"I got a text message from the Bulldogs CEO after midnight last night saying, 'Despite what's on the back page of the newspaper, we've got no agreement with Kieran. We've got no contract with Kieran Foran," Doyle said on Friday.

Slater wants Foran at the Storm

  Slater wants Foran at the Storm Billy Slater believes Kieran Foran would make for an ideal replacement for Cooper Cronk in Melbourne, believing he would fit into the side's NRL structure.Foran is off contract at the end of the year and wants to move back to Australia to be closer to his children in Sydney.

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Thursday night Foran had agreed to join Canterbury from next year, leaving the Warriors without their marquee five-eighth. "Kieran's not made a decision yet, he has not signed with the Bulldogs ," Doyle said. "I got a text message from the Bulldogs CEO after midnight

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Thursday night Foran had agreed to join Canterbury from next year, leaving the Warriors without their marquee five-eighth. "Kieran's not made a decision yet, he has not signed with the Bulldogs ," Doyle said. "I got a text message from the Bulldogs CEO after midnight

"He may go back to Sydney and he may still stay here. He's obviously finding it very difficult to make a decision because his kids are there.

"But at this point in time, he's still working through that. He wants to focus on playing really good football for the club and helping the club."

However Doyle did suggest the player market is now set to find some traction after the NRL had finally given clubs a temporary salary cap figure for next season.

The cap is currently at $7 million this year, however the governing body and players' union are still in negotiations over the future number as part of their ongoing collective bargaining talks.

Doyle claims the uncertainty of the final cap figure is the primary catalyst to the increased speculation around the transfer market.

Newcastle confirm interest in Kieran Foran

  Newcastle confirm interest in Kieran Foran Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has met with Kieran Foran to discuss recruiting the star Warriors five-eighth.The New Zealand international travelled from Canberra to the NSW Central Coast to discuss the prospect of leaving the Warriors after Saturday's loss to the Raiders.

The Daily Telegraph revealed on Thursday night Foran had agreed to join Canterbury from next year, leaving the Warriors without their marquee five-eighth. "Kieran's not made a decision yet, he has not signed with the Bulldogs ," Doyle said. "I got a text message from the Bulldogs CEO after midnight

Warriors managing director Jim Doyle is denying that Kieran Foran is on his way to Canterbury next year as the club remains hopeful they can keep He has not signed with the Bulldogs ,” Doyle said on the club's website. “I got a text message from the Bulldog CEO after midnight last night saying

"Players and player managers who sign contracts didn't want to commit beyond 2017 because no one knew what the cap was going to be," he said.

"The NRL came out last night and have said to all the clubs, here's a number that you now have to use for the salary cap, so for the first time we've got clarity from them.

"Whether that's the final number or not, who knows? But they've given us some clarity so we'll be able to start locking in contracts for some players."

One of those players could be star halfback Shaun Johnson, who comes off-contract at the end of the season and is believed to have attracted interest from rivals clubs.

"I spent time with Shaun yesterday, I met with his manager this week. We're pretty close. Shaun obviously wants to get success and he wants to help this club get success," Doyle said.

Aaron Woods officially signs with the Bulldogs .
The worst kept secret in rugby league has been confirmed, with Aaron Woods officially signing with the Bulldogs.  The Tigers captain has signed a four-year deal with Des Hasler's side, starting next year. Unofficially, the news broke last week, a day after Woods was spotted having coffee with Bulldogs players. © Provided by Sportal com au Fairfax Media confirmed the news on Friday evening.Woods was booed by fans before last weekend's win over the Bulldogs, but put in a man-of-the-match performance in the narrow victory.

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