According to Wide World of Sports, the Super League side has lined up Austin as a replacement for departing halfback Tyrone Roberts.

Roberts is rejoining Gold Coast at the end of 2018.

Austin is out of favour at the Raiders and angling for a move away.

The 27-year-old, who started his career with Penrith, has also had spells with Wests and the Tigers.

The playmaker has scored 41 tries in 112 career NRL appearances.

Austin can cover several different positions, including lock and hooker.