Star NRL playmaker Adam Reynolds has reportedly asked for a release from South Sydney with Gold Coast vying for his signature.
News Corp reports that Reynolds was knocked back by Rabbitohs management after requesting an immediate release from the final two years of his contract.
Reynolds signed a two-year $1 million contract extension in January and the club is intent for him to see out his deal.
The club has been told by the NRL it must jettison players to make salary cap room for Sam Burgess, who is returning after a one-year stint in English Rugby Union.
Queensland State of Origin back-rower Chris McQueen has been mentioned as one player who could make way and has been linked with the Titans.
The Titans have room under their cap after Daly Cherry-Evans reneged on his agreement to join the club in 2016 and Dally M centre of the year James Roberts this week parted ways following the contract forgery scandal.
The Gold Coast signed Newcastle half Tyrone Roberts and Brisbane young gun Ashley Taylor to partner Kane Elgey, giving them good depth in the halves.
Reynolds was named the Dally M rookie of the year in his debut season in 2012 and has been mentioned as a future NSW representative.