Maloney is tied to the Panthers until the end of 2020, but Inside Sport understands he could move to England at the end of 2019.

The 32-year-old, who starred for NSW in Origin this year, would command a marque salary in Super League.

Maloney told the Nepean News: “I’ve hopefully got another few years left and that it doesn’t end too abruptly.

"My body’s alright at the moment and if we get through that, no worries and I’ll see what happens when that time comes.

"But while I don’t think I will be in the NRL (once my contract with Penrith finishes), if I am able to keep playing it might be (through) a little stint overseas and do some travel, which would be a good opportunity for the family to do so.”

Maloney has won NRL grand finals with the Roosters and Cronulla.

The playmaker will turn 34 during the 2020 season.