Salford City Reds owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed that the club have made an offer to Canterbury Bulldogs to try and sign Frank Pritchard.

Pritchard, a New Zealand international star, would represent a major coup for Salford - if they could persuade him to join the club. 

Koukash has been particularly ambitious since taking control of the club and the signing of Pritchard will add further fuel to the rumours that St Helens' Tony Puletua could join Salford in 2014 - as the pair are good friends. 

Speaking to the Manchester Evening News, he said: "We have made an offer to Pritchard and are waiting to hear back from him

"We feel he would be a tremendous signing. He is a quality forward.

"We are looking to bring in two big second row forwards to bolster our squad."

Pritchard has been playing for the Canterbury Bulldogs since 2011 and has never played outside of Australia for a club team so far in his 10 year professional career. 

The 29-year-old also boasts 23 caps for New Zealand, where he has scored two tries. 

Pritchard is not the only potential addition that Salford are working on, though. They are also trying to bring in Rangi Chase from Castleford, as they look to bolster their squad for next season. 


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