Castleford Tigers stand-off Marc Sneyd looks certain to return to Salford next season after the Red Devils confirmed they received and rejected a written transfer request from him.
Sneyd, 23, who has found the form of his life during his loan spell with the Tigers, still has 18 months left on his contract with Salford.
Salford chief executive Martin Vickers said: “We have made very clear to Marc that our intention was for him to play out the remainder of his contract at the AJ Bell Stadium as he remains an integral part of our plans moving forward.
“The club has no intentions of changing its position and we all need to move past this and look forward to the exciting squad we are assembling for next season and beyond.”
Salford owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed Sneyd’s transfer request was swiftly turned down and he is unhappy the player’s agent is trying to dictate terms to the Red Devils.
“Today, a transfer request from Marc Sneyd was received and we turned it down immediately,” Koukash confirmed on Twitter.
“Can’t force players to play for our club, and they won’t force us to release them from their contract. Agents should not dictate to clubs.”
Salford currently have Rangi Chase and Theo Fages in the halves while former Hull KR playmaker Michael Dobson is joining the ranks in 2015.