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Eels need to move Radradra on: Brett Kenny

  • Eels need to move Radradra on: Brett Kenny

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 02: Semi Radradra of the Eels looks on during the round 17 NRL match between the Cronulla Sharks and the Parramatta Eels at Southern Cross Group Stadium on July 2, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Confusion reigns over where Semi Radradra will be playing next season after his agent cast doubt over him leaving the NRL to join French rugby club Toulon.

After months of speculation over his future, Toulon announced on its website the Parramatta winger will join the Top 14 club next year for their new season starting in August.

However, Radradra's manager George Christodoulou was quick to deny a deal with the 24-year-old had been done, saying Toulon had "jumped the gun" in declaring the signature.

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"A pre-contract, let alone a final contract, hasn't even been issued to us," Christodoulou told News Corp Australia.

"Nothing has been signed.

"Yes, the offer on the table is a good one, which is for 2018, but nothing has been signed.''

Toulon's multi-million euro squad also boasts Wallabies Drew Mitchell, Matt Giteau, James O'Connor and Liam Gill on its books.

Barnstorming winger Radradra, who has represented Fiji and Australia in rugby league, is contracted with the Eels until the end of 2017.

Radrada also faces possibility of being issued an arrest warrant over his non-appearance in a Sydney court on domestic violence charges on Monday.

"Ideally we were hoping to have his court hearing finalised today (Monday) which would have subsequently enabled us to proceed with negotiating and finalising his playing future," Christodoulou told Fox Sports.

Toulon owner Mourad Boudjellal is on the record as saying Radradra's move was on after he signed signed a one-year contract with an optional extra year.

Radradra left for his native Fiji late last week with the Eels' permission to visit his father, who is ill with pulmonary tuberculosis.

He was due in Parramatta Local Court on Monday to answer three charges of domestic violence brought by his former partner Perina Ting, but the magistrate was not satisfied with Radradra's absence, citing the nature of his father's illness as ongoing.

Radradra's arrest warrant will be held over until Thursday, offering the Kangaroos winger the opportunity to explain his non-appearance.

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