The nib Newcastle Knights can confirm an official request has been received from Mitchell Pearce regarding an immediate release from the final year of his contract.
Club officials met with Pearce last night and again today, where the request was outlined and officially lodged.
The Knights have agreed to consider the request, with both parties respectfully agreeing to make no further comment until an outcome is determined.
Discussions between Pearce and the Club remain productive, with both parties focussed on achieving a positive outcome while maintaining the great relationship that currently exists.
No specific timeline has been determined on an outcome for the request, with all involved continuing to follow the due process required.