Hull FC hope Scott Prince will sign deal in 48 hours
HULL FC hope to complete the capture of Aussie scrum-half Scott Prince within the next 48 hours.
Promising negotiations over the weekend with the 32-year-old's representatives have seen a deal with the Black and Whites edge closer.
And the Mail understands the Gold Coast captain could even be confirmed as Hull's eighth signing for 2013 as early as Wednesday.
Prince's manager Steve Robinson exclusively revealed to the Mail last week that his player would not see out the final year of his deal with the Titans.
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The statement quickly drew reaction from Gold Coast chief executive David May, who despite stressing his desire to hold on to the player, admitted the club would 'respect his decision' over his future.
Prince and his agent continued their talks with the Titans this weekend, as they continue to seek a severance agreement from the final year of his deal.
Their approach has brought criticism of the player in the Australian media, with some saying the situation has undermined the strength of NRL contracts.
The Mail understands this has also seen the Titans management stand their ground when discussing his exit, but with Prince insisting he wants to take up the three-year deal in Super League, they are now expected to reluctantly allow him to leave.
Hull coach Peter Gentle, who flew out to Australia to have face to face talks with Prince, has said his capture will be the 'last piece in the jigsaw' in terms of his recruitment for next season.
He had also lined up Wests Tigers' 20-year-old half Jacob Miller as a back-up, but despite Hull also making an offer to him, he will not be allowed to leave the club by new coach Mick Potter.
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