Penrith deny trying to lure Thurston

Last updated 18:27 20/11/2012
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AGREE TO DISAGREE: Johnathan Thurston expresses his objections to a video referee call to referee Shayne Hayne during North Queensland's elimination semifinal loss to Manly.

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Penrith have dismissed reports they are trying to lure North Queensland superstar Johnathan Thurston to the club for the start of the 2014 NRL season.

The Queensland and Australia five-eighth is the biggest name off contract at the end of the next season and has given no indication that he will stay with the Cowboys.

Penrith were reportedly willing to offer Thurston a deal believed in the region of A$1 million a season to move to Sydney.

However, a statement released by the club on Tuesday denied they were in talks with the 29-year-old.

''The Panthers would like to inform our members that this club  will not be entering into negotiations with Australian Test player 

Johnathan Thurston for the 2014 season,'' the statement read.

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