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Veteran playmaker Josh Reynolds has responded to reports he will join the Bulldogs next season on a one-year deal.

Reynolds insisted he would “100 per cent love” to finish his playing career at Canterbury, but said he had not been offered a deal at this stage.

The 33-year-old made his NRL debut with the Dogs in 2011 and spent seven seasons at Belmore. He played for the club in the 2012 and 2014 Grand Finals.

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Reynolds joined Wests Tigers in 2018 and has spent the past two seasons playing for Hull in the Super League.

The former NSW Blues star was on holiday in Cyprus and was in the gym when his phone rang following a Fox Sports report linking him back to the Bulldogs.

“I was at the gym and my phone started going off. My Twitter and stuff notifications and I thought what the hell is going on,” Reynolds said. A big sports breakfast.

“There were lots of articles and people congratulating me and getting free coffees again at Belmore – and I’ll take them – but it was just mental to be honest.

“Of course I was a bit disappointed because I really felt like I said something but obviously it didn’t come from me.

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But I’ll put it out there – I’d love to go there 100 percent. I have always said that I want to finish[my career]there.

“I love the club but at the same time I’m not sure Gus (general manager Phil Gould) has those plans but if it doesn’t work out on its own I’d love to still be at the club.

“I’ll be back next week and start having all those conversations but last week was a bit of a whirlwind and it was nice to get good messages from people saying they love me back. We’ll see how we go there.”

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Gould revealed he spoke to Reynolds about his off-field role at Canterbury.

“Josh Reynolds messaged me from the UK a couple of months ago saying he was coming back to Australia and wanted to help out with junior leagues and/or community programs,” Gold said.

“I told him to see me when he got home.”

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