Reports this evening claim the RFL has blocked Bradford’s attempts to sign a player due to funding concerns.’s Matt Shaw suggests that the Bulls had been eager to complete a deal for a young player from a Super League club, but the move was blocked.

Shaw writes: “The decision was made as the RFL didn’t have enough proof to suggest the Bulls were in a financial position to fund the deal on top of their current spend.

“It means the Bulls will not be allowed to recruit any further players before the upcoming transfer deadline on August 9th unless they can prove they are in a position to fund any new contracts.”

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Shaw adds that the release of current could help them make signings.