Wigan set to bid for Chase?

Rangi Chase in action for Castleford Tigers against Salford. Picture: IAN HARBER
Rangi Chase in action for Castleford Tigers against Salford. Picture: IAN HARBER
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CASTLEFORD Tigers star Rangi Chase knows nothing about a rumoured bid for him from Wigan, but admitted to being a fan of the way the Warriors play.

The Warriors are on the lookout for a half-back for next season to replace Thomas Leuluai and Brett Finch, who are both returning to Australia’s NRL.

But Man of Steel Chase would be a costly option as he still has three years of his contract to run and a hefty transfer fee would be needed to tempt the Tigers to sell their prize asset.

When asked about the Wigan transfer rumour, Chase said: “I don’t know where it’s come from. I haven’t been told anything, by Cas or Wigan or anybody.

“I’d be a liar if I was sitting here saying I wouldn’t go. You’d be silly not to think about something like that. Anyone would.

“I admire the way Wigan play. They’re so tough and relentless. They’re the teams you want to play with.”

Warrington are also thought to have shown an interest in Chase, who pipped Sam Tomkins and James Roby to become Super League’s Man of Steel in 2011.

Wigan set the record for the game’s biggest record transfer fee when they paid £440,000 to Bradford for prop Stuart Fielden in 2006.