The Gold Coast expect Tyrone Peachey to honour his contract with the NRL club and won't release the Penrith star after he admitted he was still considering backflipping on the deal.
Peachey signed a three-year deal with the Titans in March, but the NSW State of Origin utility now reconsidering the move for personal reasons.
He told AAP on Wednesday he would wait until the end of the season before making a decision on his future, but outgoing Titans boss Graham Annesley hit back saying there was no decision to be made.
"The situation is that he's got a legally binding contract with the Titans and of course we expect him to honour it," Annesley said.
"We've made a lot of recruitment and retention decisions off the back of his signing and we expect him to be here later this year.
"How could we (release him?) Where would we find another player of that quality on the market? Players like that don't exist at this stage of the year."
Annesley said the club had not yet been formally asked for a release by Peachey or his management.
Penrith gave permission to Peachey to leave the club earlier in the year, as they battled to manage their salary cap.
It's unlikely Penrith would be able to fit him into their cap for next season, given they've already budgeted for his departure and he is not a starting player at the club if they are at full fitness.
Peachey himself is unsure if he would be able to remain at the club even if he did remain in Sydney at the end of the year.
"We just built a house out here and my missus is pretty comfortable and got everything there," he said.
"Just with the decision ... I just said (to my manager) I don't want to make any decision or do anything until the year is finished.
"It might be my last year so I just want to finish on a good note."
Peachey said Cameron Ciraldo taking over as coach from axed predecessor Anthony Griffin would not influence his decision.
Meanwhile, the 27-year-old said he wanted to move full-time to five-eighth if he did head to the Titans next year under former Penrith assistant coach Garth Brennan.
"I'm happy in the centres at the moment but if I was to go to the Goldy I would really like to pursue that No.6 jersey," he said.
"(Halfback) Ash Taylor is a good kicker, he runs the game well. I could just play as a runner."
Australian Associated Press