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Salford Red Devils' Marwan Koukash: I will bring Sam Burgess back to rugby league

Last Updated: 18/02/14 10:23am

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Marwan Koukash: I'll get Burgess back

Marwan Koukash: I'll get Burgess back

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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash says he wants to bring Sam Burgess back to rugby league when his contract with Bath expires.

Koukash claims he was hoping to sign Burgess - who is switching codes at the end of the NRL season - for 2015 and even spoke to the 25-year-old's management team.

Koukash, who failed with a £1m bid for Sam Tomkins and has also talked of signing superstars like Sonny Bill Williams and Billy Slater, wants the Super League salary cap to be relaxed so big names will come to England.

"Sam was very much in our plans here at Salford," Koukash told the Manchester Evening News. "I have held discussions with his management team and it is very disappointing to now see a player of this stature going into rugby union.

"But when his contract is up, I can assure our fans a contract will again be on the table for him to consider coming back to Super League and playing for Salford. I have always said it was my intention to bring the best players to Salford.

"We were very interested in Sam and were serious about our offer. I have already said our players will continue to leave our game if we do not raise the salary cap."

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