Taylor no done deal: Titans
The Titans have denied that they have agreed to terms with exciting young Brisbane half Ashley Taylor but remain confident they can entice him to the club.
Coach Neil Henry denied on Thursday a media report that stated Taylor had verbally agreed to terms with the Titans after the Junior Kangaroos representative was recently given permission by the Broncos to pursue an opportunity to play first grade elsewhere.
Henry is excited at the prospect of Taylor partnering rookie Kane Elgey in the Titans halves next season but said no agreement had yet been reached.
"No, he hasn't verbally agreed yet," Henry said ahead of his team's final training run before facing the Broncos on Friday night.
"He was certainly interested in staying in Queensland and we took that as a real positive but he's still had to go and consider his offers.
"We've put an offer in and I think there are two or three clubs interested so we're one of three.
"We've had a meeting with his management and tabled an offer so I suppose it's a bit of a wait and see now.
"The Broncos have said that he's allowed to look. We're hopeful that we can keep him in Queensland and he'd be an exciting player to have here, a young halves combination, but time will tell."
Manly are believed to be the strongest competitor to the Titans for Taylor's signature but the expectation is that the Toowoomba product will commit to Gold Coast.
Taylor spent a year on the Coast in 2010 when he attended Coombabah State High School where he earned a place in the Queensland under-15s representative side before returning to Toowoomba in 2011 to complete his schooling.
Although he has split his time between the Broncos' Holden Cup team and Souths Logan in the Intrust Super Cup, Taylor is the leading point-scorer in the under-20s competition with 144 points from 12 games and he is second for try assists with 19.
Titans fans who get to Suncorp Stadium early on Friday night will get a good look at Taylor who has been named at halfback in the Broncos' under-20s team who currently sit equal second on the Holden Cup ladder.