Daryl Powell has been questioned about the future of Castleford half-back Luke Gale.

Rumours linking the Tigers play-maker with a move to Leeds next season have intensified in recent days, with one report suggesting he was scheduled to undergo a medical with the Rhinos on Monday.

But Powell had little to add to the discussion when the subject was raised.

He told the Yorkshire Evening Post’s Peter Smith: “My answer would be the same as last time, I haven’t got anything to say.

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“Luke Gale is contracted to us next year and, as of this moment in time, that’s the way it will remain.”