7th Tackle: The club firming for Moylan's signature

Josh Massoud and Liam Cox

Matt Moylan has a club of preference should he not resolve his issues at Penrith.

The Panthers skipper has told close mates he’d be most keen on joining Manly, where old assistant coach Trent Barrett awaits.

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We told you last week about all the factors in Cronulla’s favour – and make no mistake – the Sharks are willing to offer James Maloney as a straight-out swap.

While Moylan would no doubt like to re-unite with a host of former Panthers in the Shire, he is closest to Barrett.

Moylan wants to move closer to the beach. Pic: Getty

Remarkably, the Sea Eagles coach picked up the phone and offered condolence to Moylan when he was dropped for breaching team protocol in April.

Manly also ticks Moylan’s desire to live closer to the beach.

It’s understood eight clubs have expressed interest in his signature, including believe it or not – the Bulldogs.

None too impressed about his current absence from Penrith being presented as a mental issue, Moylan is giving them close consideration.

At the same time, Panthers officials haven’t been impressed by his application to injury rehab and recovery.