The Newcastle Knights are believed to be in talks with the Gold Coast Titans for the services of Tyrone Roberts for 2017 and beyond.
The Knights were delivered a massive blow for their 2017 campaign, with the news of Jarrod Mullen testing positive for steroids and is now facing a 4-year ban, effectively ending his NRL career.
The Knights are on the hunt for a halves partner for Trent Hodkinson to try to avoid the wooden spoon for a third consecutive season. Their answer maybe ex-Knight Tyrone Roberts.
The Knights agreed to release Roberts at the end of the 2015 season, allowing the 25-year-old to sign a two-year deal with the Titans.
Roberts had a solid debut season with the Titans, making 21 appearances and was deadly accurate with a kicking accuracy was over 83 per-cent.
Roberts is now though expected to lose his position in the halves, with young play-maker Kane Elgey the favourite to join Ash Taylor in the halves next year after returning from a knee reconstruction.
Gold Coast Titans coach has stated that he is ready to use Roberts in a utility role for 2017, but Roberts wants to play in the halves and the chances of that are limited.
A decision on the exciting half is expected to be made with the next 72 hours.