Paper Talk: Salford eye Sio and Walker, Amor for sale, Hull KR interested in Brierley

We have had a scan through the latest trade papers.

Salford eyeing Sio

Salford Red Devils are on the verge of a major acquisition for the 2019 campaign with the signing of former Hull Kingston Rovers winger Ken Sio, report League Express.

The 27-year-old appears to be on his way out of Newcastle Knights after spending two years with the club. The NRL club have offered him an extended deal on lower terms but it’s understood that he is on the cusp of returning to Super League. A number of clubs are interested in him, but League Express report that the Red Devils are the frontrunners.

Hull KR interested in Brierley

Ryan Brierley could be on his way out of Toronto Wolfpack and off to join Super League side Hull Kingston Rovers, report League Weekly.

The Scotland international wants to leave Toronto, according to League Weekly, and he has been linked with a move to the Robins. Hull KR currently have three half-backs in Danny McGuire, Chris Atkin and Todd Carney – but they released Matty Marsh at the end of the season. Brierley is currently out of favour at the Wolfpack.

Amor up for sale

Kyle Amor could be on the market for a move away from St Helens for next season, report League Express.

The Ireland international has made 28 appearances for Saints this season but League Express understands that the club are considering offloading him. He is heading into the final year of his contract with Saints and they would not stand in his way should another club come in for him.

Maloney on Super League radar

It is being whispered in Australia that a couple of Super League clubs have been making discrete enquiries about the possibility of bringing Penrith Panthers half-back James Maloney over, report League Weekly.

The 32-year-old’s wage demands would see Super League clubs having to make him their marquee signing. He has previously played for Melbourne Storm, New Zealand Warriors, Sydney Roosters and Cronulla Sharks. Maloney has three caps for Australia.

Gelling commits to Widnes

Widnes Vikings chief executive James Rule has said that the club’s star signing for 2019 Anthony Gelling has pledged to honour his deal with the Vikings in the Championship, report League Express.

The Cook Islands international agreed a two-year deal with Widnes in July and even though they have been relegated from Super League, Gelling will still join the club next season. Rule told League Express: “Anthony has committed to me personally that he’s coming.”

Salford target Walker

 Salford Red Devils have admitted they are keen on signing Adam Walker for 2019, report League Weekly in a follow up to The Sun‘s exclusive.

The Red Devils are understood to be well down the line with a move for the Scotland international, who is currently serving a drugs ban. Salford chief executive Ian Blease told League Weekly: “We are always interested in good players like him. We will see what happens.”

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