Gelling staying put say Widnes
Widnes say they expect Anthony Gelling to report for pre-season training despite reports linking him with a switch to Catalans Dragons.
Rumours in the French press have been suggesting that the former Wigan Warriors star will be joining the Dragons after Widnes were relegated from Super League.
However, Widnes have moved quickly to dismiss such talk, issuing a statement on the matter, and they expect him to be back pre-season training.
The statement read: "Widnes Vikings are aware of the media speculation regarding Anthony Gelling over the previous 24 hours.
"The Vikings can confirm that Anthony Gelling is a contracted member of the playing squad at Widnes Vikings, and is expected to report for pre-season training ahead of the 2019 season.
"The club are currently taking advice on the matter and can make no further comment at this time.
"Widnes Vikings will keep the club’s supporters updated when more information is available."
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