Warriors star Kieran Foran will play next year's NRL season for the Canterbury Bulldogs, according to multiple media outlets in Australia.
7News and the Daily Telegraph said Foran, whose current contract with the Warriors lasts only one season, was snapped up by the Bulldogs after they missed out on signing Tigers sensation James Tedesco.
7News also reported Foran's new contract would be settled over the next two days after he toured the club's team facilities at Belmore on Monday.
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Foran had also had a meeting with Knights' coach Nathan Brown after the Warriors 20-8 loss to the Raiders in Canberra at the weekend.
"We met up on the Central Coast and had a chat," Brown told News Corp Australia.
"But honestly, whether living in Newcastle is a genuine option for Kieran, I don't know."
Foran had also looked at replacing outgoing Melbourne stalwart Cooper Cronk at the Storm - a move that Australian fullback Billy Slater would've loved.
"I think he would suit the style of play down in Melbourne," Slater said.
"Just the directness that he plays with would certainly suit our style of football as well."
The finalised deal would be announced this week alongside the Bulldogs' other reported blockbuster deal in signing prop Aaron Woods.
It is understood being closer to his two children in Sydney played a big factor in Foran's decision.
Tedesco has reportedly signed with the Sydney Roosters.