Player movements: Gold coast

The Gold Coast is close to signing its fourth player, with officials from the NRL club hopeful of making a player announcement today.

Gold Coast chairman Paul Broughton confirmed the franchise was currently negotiating with Wests Tigers forward Anthony Laffranchi, Brisbane centre Steve Michaels and Sharks fullback David Peachey.

After conducting a fan poll on its website, an official said the the consortium is only "two to three weeks away" from presenting a name and mascot to its Board, with the Titans or the Pirates expected to edge out the Stingers as the likely name for the new club.