Josh Hodgson will be a Brisbane player in a matter of weeks, Fox Sports has reported.
The hooker stepped down from the captaincy before criticising the club about the way it handled the George Williams episode.
“The rumours about Josh won’t go away,” The Australian’s Brent Read told Triple M.
“It’s one of those that will get some traction in the next week or two. As far as I know Brisbane haven’t approached Canberra about Hodgson.
“I’m not sure if they have approached him personally.
“I think they’re close to making a call on that. The issue is he is on big money next year and Brisbane will have to give him an extension. I don’t think Canberra have any appetite to chip in any money.
“They need experience in their spine and they’ve done that with Adam Reynolds. Hodgson is a leader and that club needs those guys at the moment, so it makes sense.”