SHAUN Wane has assured Wigan fans that Blake Green is going nowhere.
A report in yesterday’s The Sun claimed he was poised for a return to the NRl with Melbourne Storm.
Wane, and Wigan, usually distance themselves from commenting on speculation.
But in this instance, Wane said Green – back in training for 2014 – had no plans to cut short the final year of his contract.
“He’s contracted here and he’s very happy here,” said Wane. “He loves it at Wigan.”
Melbourne are thought to have made tentative enquiries to check on Green’s availability, but were told he was staying.
Wigan paid a six-figure transfer fee to Hull KR to land the Australian 12 months ago.
Green, who also has an option on his deal for 2015, is back in pre-season training with the Warriors following a short break home.
Wigan have experienced a considerable turnover in players during the off-season.
Sam Tomkins, Pat Richards and Lee Mossop have joined the NRL, Chris Tuson has moved to Hull FC and Epa Lauaki’s future remains clouded in mystery amid rumours he has left – though there has been no official comment.
Harrison Hansen has also been strongly linked with a move to Salford, and Andy Powell is wanted by two rugby union clubs.
Eddy Pettybourne, Matt Bowen, Sam Hopkins, John Bateman, Dan Sarginson and Tony Clubb have arrived.