Turner wants release on compassionate grounds

The Gold Coast Titans have warned Melbourne winger Steve Turner he faces the full wrath of the club if he wants to stay with the Storm for financial rather than compassionate reasons.

Titans boss Michael Searle will meet with Turner in the next 24 hours to try and resolve the messy contractual dispute between his club and Melbourne.

It's been reported the Storm had offered Turner an extra $100,000 to re-sign for three years with the club, despite him already agreeing to join the Titans until the end of 2009.

Searle says he's happy to discuss granting Turner a release on compassionate grounds but the winger would have to mount a compelling case.