Raiders reportedly closing in on Storm star

The Canberra Raiders are reportedly set pull off a major off-season coup by signing premiership-winning centre Curtis Scott.

According to the Daily Telegraph, Scott is expected to be granted a release from the final two years of his contract in order to join the Raiders on a new deal.

Raiders coach Ricky Stuart couldn't be more excited with the prospect of signing the 22-year old, declaring he's "impressed in the young man."

"There's still some water flow yet," Stuart told the Daily Telegraph.

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"But the club had an in-depth meeting with Curtis and his manager about moving to the Raiders last week.

"And I've got to say, I walked away impressed in the young man.

"I've got a job to make sure we keep improving our roster and Curtis would be a very valuable asset. He's a young, elite talent.

"And I've said before, it's important to keep having competition for positions right through our squad.

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"We won't be resting on what happened last season, players and staff need to keep improving and I need to keep improving our squad.

"And so when the opportunity presented itself to talk to Curtis, I was straight on the phone to his manager.

Scott's agent Sam Ayoub confirmed the news and acknowledged there's a desire of switch hoping to take place.

"Talks are in the preliminary stages but there is a desire by both parties to progress it," he said.

"We will continue to talk this week.''

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