Blues winger Josh Addo-Carr says he hasn't spoken with his manager about his contract "since the start of the finals" amid reports he could stay at Melbourne in 2021.
The game's fastest man also denied signing a non-binding, heads of agreement to join Wests Tigers if he does return to Sydney for family reasons next season.
Addo-Carr has long sought a release from the final year of his Storm contract on compassionate grounds and the club agreed to let him go on the proviso they receive player compensation.
According to a NewsCorp report on Sunday, Addo-Carr was now considering helping Melbourne defend their title and negotiating a rival deal from 2022, potentially attracting more suitors.
Addo-Carr, who has also been linked to the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs, was able to begin formal negotiations on November 1.
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He praised the influence of his agent, Mario Tartak, but said he had "no update" to provide on his playing future.
"My manager's told me just focus on what's happening today and that's being in this Origin side and just really focusing on what I have to do for the team," he said at Morry Breen Oval in Wyong.
"I haven't really spoken to my manager since the start of the finals."
Asked whether he holds a heads of agreement with the Tigers, Addo-Carr paused before answering: "No. Like I said, man, my manager's sorting everything off-field and I'm not too fussed about it."
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The 25-year-old reaffirmed that family circumstances are driving him to depart Melbourne. He said contract matters haven't distracted him ahead of Wednesday's State of Origin opener in Adelaide.
"Everyone knows my wishes and that ... I've got a good support base behind me in the Storm, in my manager, my family, in these boys here [in NSW camp]," he said.
"I'm not too fussed about the outside noise going on … I just want to play some good footy for the Blues. That's all I'm focusing on."
Addo-Carr's wish to play fullback has reportedly been a secondary motivator in his desire to find a new home.
But he said "it doesn't really bother me" on Monday, joking: "I'm a front-rower, bra. I'm a front-rower in a winger's body. I'll play wherever."