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The Brisbane Broncos are reportedly "quietly confident" they'll sign Adam Reynolds with the halfback seemingly unable to reach a deal to extend his stay with the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
And it appears Brisbane have got their eye on another Redfern resident too.
It was reported last week that Reynolds was on the brink of signing with the Cronulla Sharks, with Weidler now claiming the Bunnies are refusing to table a last-minute counter offer to keep their captain at the club.
"Souths said to me today that they will not come in with a late offer, a last-minute offer to try and keep him," Weidler said.
"There's also been a number of Souths, I would call them, third party people, getting in touch with Steve Gillis his manager, saying can we do something to keep Adam Reynolds here.
"But everything that Souths are telling me is that they will not budge on their offer."
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The mass exodus from Red Hill in recent seasons and the subsequent arrival of new CEO Dave Donaghy has sparked a recruitment frenzy in Brisbane.
And with their sights set firmly on getting Reynolds to sign on the dotted line, it's understood Donaghy and Broncos head coach Kevin Walters have already flown to Sydney to make further contact with the out-of-contract halfback.
But it seems that's not the only reason they've flown inter-state with Weidler insisting the Broncos could also be keen on acquiring legendary Souths coach Bennett too.
"Everybody is saying he's going to the Sharks and that there is a big offer on the table," Weidler added.
"The Broncos are confident still that they can get him. I don't know how they think they can get him.
"I wonder whether Wayne Bennett might end up going to the Broncos in some capacity and take Adam Reynolds with him."
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