Matt Moylan's manager has revealed to 7News where his star player will be next season.
According to manager Allan Gainey, Moylan is staying put in Penrith despite being linked to a move to Cronulla or Manly.
As reported by Channel 7's Josh Massoud on Wednesday, the Sharks were sweating on an answer from Moylan, but the Panthers slapped a $250,000 transfer fee on the young utility.
The fee applied to Moylan personally - not rival clubs. In other words, the Panthers wanted compensation from Moylan himself if he was to break his contract.
Penrith told Moylan they wanted $250,000 for every year remaining on his current deal. Given it doesn't expire until the end of 2021 that's a cool $1 million.
Moylan, one of the NRL's genuine match-winners, played 18 games for Penrith in 2017 but missed the finals series as the club allowed him to deal with personal issues.
Penrith's season ended in the second week of the finals when beaten 13-6 by Brisbane.
Moylan signed a long-term Penrith contract last year and news of the skipper's decision not to seek a release comes after coach Anthony Griffin signed on for a two-year extension.
Griffin's new deal takes him through until the end of the 2020 season after steering the club to successive finals campaigns.