South Sydney assistant coach Matt King has given the strongest indication yet that embattled Wests Tigers hooker Robbie Farah is headed to the club.
Reports have emerged in recent days that the Rabbitohs have met Farah's manager as the NSW Origin hooker continues to be named in reserve grade.
And while King insists he knows only what he has read in the media, he expects Farah to be at the club in 2017.
"The papers don't usually get it too far wrong," he played Sky Sports Radio's Big Sports Breakfast.
"By all reports Robbie is on the way to the club. I'd like to give a little shout to Cam McInnes and Damien Cook who have been there for us this year and done a great job.
"If Robbie does come back, obviously he will bring that experience and that little extra something out of (number) nine, but those two guys have been great for us this year."
Souths have lost eight straight matches, which is their worst streak since they lost nine in a row over the 2007 and 2008 seasons.
They also desperately require added spark, scoring just an average of eight points a match in their past five losses.
Farah already has close ties to the Rabbitohs given his brother, Eddie, is the club's physio.
And King, who played his nine Origin matches for NSW before Farah made his debut, said the 32-year-old would be a welcome addition.
"Eddie is our physio and he's a really good fellow, so if Robbie is half the bloke that Eddie is then he will fit into our club fine."
South Sydney star Sam Burgess has already endorsed the possible signing if he's brought to the club.