Jack Bird Slipping Through Cronulla's Fingers As Contract Talks Heat Up

Surprise contender

Jack Bird Slipping Through Cronulla's Fingers As Contract Talks Heat Up

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There may be a surprise contender for Jack Bird, with Newcastle apparently firming as a strong contender to land his signature.

According to Triple M and the Australian's Brent Read, things may come down to the dollar.

"I understand there are some talks going on this week and as it stands, Cronulla are a fair way short of what Newcastle has on the table," Ready said. Listen to the full report below.

"The talks are still ongoing and obviously the Sharks want to keep him, but Newcastle has made him a pretty hefty offer." 

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