Daily Tele...... Manly officials hope the signing of Nate Myles on a $1.5 million contract could sway close mate Daly Cherry-Evans to renege on his deal with Gold Coast and remain at Brookvale. Myles attracted interest from clubs including the Panthers and the Warriors, but ultimately opted for a three-year deal at the Sea Eagles. The Titans wanted to retain him but were not prepared to exercise an option in their favour, because it would have triggered a salary increase they were not prepared to foot. On the move: Titans forward Nate Myles. Photo: Getty Images Instead they offered a deal worth just $350,000, which effectively ended any chance of the Maroons forward remaining on the holiday strip. Sea Eagles powerbrokers have made no secret of their desire to convince Cherry-Evans to backflip on his four-year Titans deal before the round-13 deadline. While "DCE" said he had every intention of fulfilling the commitment, Manly officials view the recruitment of Myles as a boost to their bid to keep him on board. Since Cherry-Evans and halves partner Kieran Foran signed for the Gold Coast and Parramatta respectively, player managers have shopped potential halves replacements to Manly. However, they have been told the Sea Eagles have already bedded down their plans for 2016, raising speculation they are confident of retaining Cherry-Evans. One potential option for next year is shifting Jamie Lyon from the centres to pivot, a role he has played at various times throughout his career. Myles, who will likely link with Cherry-Evans as part of the Queensland State of Origin side later this month, is relieved to have settled his future. "I have been extremely humbled by this overall experience and I would like to thank all the clubs that showed interest in having me join them," Myles said. "The decision to leave our home was difficult, however, Manly is a beautiful part of the world, which provides both [wife] Tessa and I the opportunity to continue to develop our careers, relationship and family. "An important factor in my decision was to play alongside champion players like Jamie Lyon and co, who have created a winning culture within the northern beaches club. "I will now focus on my role as captain of the Gold Coast Titans, to ensure my final year in Titans colours is a successful one." Myles will turn 30 in June but the Sea Eagles believe the former Bulldogs and Roosters forward has plenty of good football in him. "Nate is a quality player with tremendous experience at club, state and Test representative level," Manly coach Geoff Toovey said. "His experience and leadership skills in the front and back rows will be a valuable asset to some of our talented young forwards, including Jake Trbojevic, Josh Starling and Blake Leary to name a few. "We are very much looking forward to having Nate join our club next season." Sea Eagles CEO Joe Kelly said: "To have someone of Nate's impeccable credentials join our club for the next three years is a real coup. Nate's extensive representative experience with both the Kangaroos and the record-setting Queensland State of Origin team will benefit our emerging and exciting playing roster. We look forward to welcoming Nate and Tessa to the Sea Eagles family from November 1, 2015". So who ever our halves are I guess we just have to wait and find out. Fingers crossed cherry is staying. Happy with Lyon or Snake in the 6.