Parramatta claim their board and football department were unaware of two clauses in Kieran Foran’s contract they now wants to change – opening the door for the star five eighth to walk away from his four-year deal.
However the Eels insist the problems can still be resolved after negotiations with the NRL and Foran’s management.
News Corp reported on Monday that Foran can, if he wishes, turn his back on the $4.8 million agreement to join the embattled Eels from next year because the club is in breach of some elements of his contract.
The deal was negotiated by the club’s former CEO Scott Seward, who resigned just over a week ago.
The club responded by issuing a statement on Monday saying it had been working with the NRL and Foran’s managers over two clauses in the deal “that were previously undisclosed to the board and senior football management”.
“The discussions have been productive and it is the club’s understanding that issues surrounding these clauses can be resolved,” it said.
“The club is extremely disappointed that these confidential discussions have been made public.”