Bradford have called a press conference to announce the signings of players, the day after St Helens appealed to local businesses to help them put together a cash plus players offer that would bring the Great Britain centre to Knowsley Road.
St Helens have already had one part-exchange deal rejected and Newlove, for whom Bradford have been asking a world record pounds 750,000, has pulled out of the Bulls' last two games. He turned down a move to Wigan two weeks ago and is thought to have set his heart on a move to St Helens.
Halifax have transfer-listed their winger, Mark Preston, at pounds 70,000 - a price which will stir interest among clubs nearer his Lancashire home. Preston lost his first-team place when he was injured earlier this season and is also reluctant to give up his job to become a full-time professional.
Both Castleford and Frano Botica have dampened speculation that the dual New Zealand international is about to make a return to rugby union with Moseley. John Joyner, the Castleford coach, has dismissed stories of a return as groundless rumour, while Botica says that he has merely been seen with an old friend who works for the Moseley club.
The former Wigan stand-off, rated as the best goalkicker in the game, has signed a two-year contract with Castleford, but has yet to play for them because of a broken leg sustained playing for the Auckland Warriors.
Oldham have transfer-listed their winger, Adrian Belle, at pounds 45,0000. Belle recently joined the police and has told his club he has no intention of turning full-time professional with the advent of the Super League.Reuse content