James Segeyaro will join 2016 NRL premiers Cronulla, reports Fox Sports.
“Look for the club to announce the signature of hooker James Segeyaro shortly,” said www.foxsports.com.au.
The 26-year-old is due back in England in January from an extended off-season break, but told Australian media he did not want to return to Leeds.
The Rhinos had maintained Segeyaro was not for sale but invited offers from NRL clubs for their hooker.
Segeyaro made a big impact at the Rhinos after joining them, initially on loan, from Penrith in July last year, helping them win nine of their last 10 matches of the season to comfortably retain their Super League status.
The Papua New Guinea international officially took up a two-year contract in September, removing a get-out clause at the same time, but now it looks certain to join champions Cronulla.