In a year filled with shock player movements, the Melbourne Storm could be on the verge of the most surprising coup of all.
The Herald Sun reports that the Storm are making a play for Broncos five-eighth Anthony Milford, as they search for a replacement for departing star Cooper Cronk.
The Broncos reportedly tabled a rich 3-year-deal to Milford earlier in the season, but as yet, it remains unsigned.
Losing Milford would be disastrous for the Broncos, who allowed halfback Ben Hunt to leave for the Dragons, after deciding to make Milford their priority.
On the bright side, new recruit Jack Bird would at least have the opportunity to play a spine position, something he reportedly covets.
Milford has played 104 first grade matches for the Broncos and Raiders; and 4 Tests for Samoa.