WARRINGTON Wolves head coach Steve Price says he "does not want to add any fuel" to speculation of a move for George Williams.

Since the England half-back's immediate release from NRL side Canberra Raiders, The Wire have been strongly linked with bringing him to The Halliwell Jones Stadium upon his return to England.

Reports have surfaced over the weekend alleging a deal was close to being done and that Williams could be confirmed as a Wire player as soon as this week, with scrum-half Gareth Widdop linked with a move to the Raiders to make way.

However, Price once again moved to play down talk of the former Wigan man joining his squad imminently.

"I can't really give you an update. I'm not into adding to all the speculation," he said.

"As a club, we're always looking at quality players to add to our organisation but I'm not going to add anymore fuel to it."

He is then asked about whether talk of a move to Canberra to make way for Williams has affected Widdop.

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Gareth Widdop in action against Wakefield on Friday. Picture by Mike Boden

"It's not a question I've asked Gareth - if you want to go on performance it isn't really affecting him," he said.

"As coaching staff, we have a job to do and that's the present.

"We're just focused and very driven about this season as we have a quality football team."

Price was speaking in his pre-match press conference looking ahead to Thursday's trip to St Helens.

He confirmed there are no fresh injuries in his squad, with pre-existing absentees Jason Clark (calf), Greg Inglis (hamstring) and Matty Ashton (ankle) set to be the only players unavailable.

> Check out Warrington Wolves' pre-match press conference as it happened here