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St George-Illawarra Dragons centre Mark Gasnier has denied the latest reports linking him with a move to Wigan Warriors next season. The 21-year-old star, a Kangaroo Tourist two years ago, could become available at the end of this season, and he has been consistently linked with Wigan since April.
Warriors chairman Maurice Lindsay played down the claims at the time, and has also reacted to the latest speculation, and Gasnier himself has now spoken out.
The Dragons star, who is set to return from a chipped bone in his knee this weekend, is close to finalising a deal to secure the final two years of his contract with the club.
"I'd like to put to rest all that stuff as there's no truth behind it," Gasnier said, speaking at an ARL national junior development program launch. "If there has been an offer, I'm unaware of it.
"I've become very close to a lot of the members of (the Dragons) and I assured them that nothing has been done. They've got my word.
"My heart is with St George Illawarra. I played all my juniors for St George. At the end of the day it would have to take something pretty dramatic (to leave)."