MIKE Rush has denied any interest in signing Castleford’s 2011 Man Of Steel Rangi Chase.
Saints’ acting head coach said a reported £350,000 transfer fee, plus Chase’s likely wage demands, would both act as major stumbling blocks.
And he backed Saints half-backs Lance Hohaia, Jonny Lomax and Lee Gaskell - as well as Jon Wilkin as a fourth option.
Rush said: “We’re very happy with Lance, Jonny and Lee Gaskell, and there’s always Jon Wilkin as a fourth option in the halves.
“There’s not many teams out there that would pay a £350,000 transfer fee for anyone at the moment and the salary cap makes it difficult to have four players for each position.”