Sonny Bill Williams has until the end of next week to decide whether or not he will be joining Toronto Wolfpack.
The newly-promoted Super League side are very keen on making the dual-code international their major signing for their first season in Super League.
It is reported that the Canadian side have offered SBW a two-year deal worth anything between $5 and $10 million.
The 34-year-old is gearing up to play in the Rugby World Cup third place play-off match this week, and although the Wolfpack understand that is his priority they are keen for an answer.
Toronto CEO and chairman Bob Hunter told the Sydney Morning Herald: “We’re very interested and we’re in discussions with him. We don’t know how many others are in discussions with him.
“But the quality of the player and strength of his personal brand and what it would mean to Toronto and the Super League, Sonny ticks all he boxes. It would be unbelievable to sign a player like that. The discussions are on-going. We’re not close at the moment.
“I would say by the middle to the end of next week [we need an answer]. He’s got a big game this weekend so nobody wants to talk at this point in time. But by the middle to the end of next week for sure we need an answer because we need to plan our squad.”