8 Jan 2013

Roosters says Penrith must move first on Jennings

1:51 pm on 8 January 2013

New South Wales Origin rugby league centre Michael Jennings is expected to be a Sydney Rooster by the end of the week, though the Roosters claim the ball is in the court of NRL rivals Penrith.

Jennings is believed to be on the move, a simmering feud with Penrith boss Phil Gould and a $750,000-a-year contract enough of an incentive for the club to release the Blues player.

Gould is not keen to pay for Jennings to play for another club, while the player himself has so far refused to take a pay cut.

Roosters chief executive Brian Canavan says it's up to the Panthers to agree to a release before his club could make a move, Canavan denying he had met with Jennings or his management on Monday.

Canavan says the issue from our understanding lies with the player and his management and the Penrith Panthers.