Semi Radradra is looking at a potential return to the NRL, potentially with Parramatta's bitter rivals, but Brad Arthur is content with the firepower in his back line.
The Eels, who have locked in a home final for week one of the playoffs after finishing with the wooden spoon last year, have been linked to Radradra throughout the Fijian flyer's two-year stint in French rugby union.
Canterbury CEO Andrew Hill told NewsCorp during the week that the Dogs had met Radradra to discuss signing with the club from 2021 onwards.
The Eels noticeably struggled for yardage when Radradra departed the club before the 2018 season but the additions of Blake Ferguson and Maika Sivo have filled the void 12 months later.
Arthur declared some interest in Radradra in July but indicated nothing had eventuated.
"We're happy with the back line we've got at the moment if Semi is interested," Arthur said.
"We've got Fergo and Maika now who are doing a really good job. Jenko's in the centres and Waqa has joined our club and has added a bit of X-Factor.
Eels v Sea Eagles - Round 25
"I think we're pretty content with the back line that we've got. The forwards are doing a good job to provide that opportunity for them.
"But at the moment we're worrying about tomorrow night and what's ahead of us in the finals."
Parramatta have suffered back-to-back losses leading into the final regular game of the season against Manly but Arthur was not reaching for the panic button.
"We're not down on confidence," he said.
"I thought both those games the Bulldogs played well and in patches we played well and fought until the end.
"Last week against the Broncos it was decided by one point and could've gone either way. Our fight was good and we had a few things go against us but played the game out strong.
"I think for the last 10 weeks we've had to fight until the death and they've been good intensity to get us ready for tomorrow night."
Manly will be without star fullback Tom Trbojevic for the clash, who tormented the Eels at Lottoland in round 18.
Arthur said there had been no talk around resting players in return because of the Sea Eagles' injury woes and a sudden-death final at Bankwest Stadium in week one of the finals already being guaranteed.
"That's one less headache we have, he played well against us last time," Arthur said of Trbojevic.
One less headache
"But they've got that hard, tough mentality and they aim up. They've showed they've played really well when they've been down on troops.
"We've managed to fight our way through a bit of pressure and that's what we need to do to get ready for the finals.
"I'm proud of everyone at the club. We've had a lot of pressure on us all year right from the start – getting the wooden spoon, our first game getting the win, the opening of the stadium was a pressure game with everyone expecting us to win."