Paul Kent has reported on NRL 360 this week that up to 11 clubs are over the salary cap due to the ambiguity surrounding the figure for 2018.
Originally, predictions for the cap were around the $10 million mark, however it seems as though the actual number will be much less.
As the figure is yet to be finalised, there may be a huge discrepancy between what clubs have budgeted for and what they can legally spend.
"It's a juggling act," Triple M and the Australian's Brent Read said on Triple M's Dead Set Legends.
"An indicative figure is $9.2 million...but the RLPA want some stuff removed from this, such as cars and the long-serving player allowance. At the moment the NRL are saying that only two clubs are over the cap and are denying that it's 11 at the figure that's currently on the table."
According to Ready, the two clubs are believed to be the Bulldogs and the Raiders.